Grow Your Gift With a Match from Your Employer

‘Tis the season to get your year-end charitable giving in order. One fantastic way to DOUBLE your impact for KLRU is to contribute via your company’s matching gift program.

There are hundreds of Central Texas employers who will match your 2017 gifts to KLRU. Check here to see if your company is on the list.

Your generosity will help KLRU make up the $50,000 we need to raise by December 31. Any dollars you give with an employer match will help us get there in the three weeks we have left. This is the time when you can stand up for public television as we prepare for 2018.

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Thank you for dedication to public television and happy holidays!

P.S. Now through the end of the year, anyone who becomes a Sustainer at ANY amount or increases their monthly gift this month will receive our KLRU Fan Kit, with KLRU decals, a koozie and more! You can also grab the new KLRU baseball tee when you become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one time gift of $120.

KLRU & Austin City Limits Holiday Sale 12/12

Get yourself or your loved ones an Austin City Limits limited edition poster, T-shirt or one of the many other items available for purchase at our annual Holiday Sale, free and open to the public from 5:30-8pm on Tuesday, Dec. 12th in KLRU’s Studio 6A!

Free beverages from Shiner, Texas Coffee Traders and more! Enjoy live music from Cecilia + The Broken Hearts and a holiday-themed mix set from DJ Santa Smooth.

This special event will feature a silent auction of one of the retired audio boards from KLRU’s legendary Studio 6A. This Yamaha PM-1800 was used as the front of house board for most Austin City Limits tapings from 1990-2010 and for all other music events in the studio from 1990-2016. Also, we will auction a full set of Season 43 limited edition Austin City Limits taping posters. Take some incredible pieces of Austin music history home with you!

5:30pm doors open
5:40pm DJ Santa Smooth
6:25pm Cecilia + The Broken Hearts

Cecilia and the Broken Hearts
Cecilia + the Broken Hearts are an Afro-Chicano Futurism band formed in Austin, TX. They have been featured on NPR’s Alt-Latino and in 2016 performed at the Cactus Cafe as part of the NPR Tiny Desk Contest Tour. Their musical focus is based on traditional Latin rhythms that are layered underneath melodic three part vocal harmonies, and complemented by driving guitars, accordion, flute and synth. From Rumba to Cumbia to Conjunto, Cecilia + the Broken Hearts is working to push the boundaries of Latin music and create a perfect amalgamation. Members include Mincho Jacob (bass), Melanie Morgan (accordian, flute, vocals), Estrella De Leon (vocals), Jay Bernal (vocals, guitar, percussion), Fabian Rincon (drums), Joseph Loney (percussion), Joe Rocha (guitar, synth).

DJ Santa Smooth
DJ Santa Smooth is a former college radio DJ and current xmas enthusiast who will be introducing shoppers to the soulful side of the holiday season.

Free screening of The Chinese Exclusion Act 12/7 as part of the Austin Asian American Film Festival

Join us for opening night of the Austin Asian American Film Festival as we copresent the documentary film The Chinese Exclusion Act on 12/7 at 6:45 pm at AFS Cinema
6406 North Interstate 35. The event is free but an RSVP is required

In the late 1800s, anti-Chinese agitation led to federal laws targeting Chinese abroad and those already in the U.S. The Chinese Exclusion Act  looks far beyond the legislation of its title and weaves archival photos, historian interviews, and first-hand accounts into a sweeping chronicle of Chinese American life in an era that still informs American conceptions of national and ethnic identity. This film will air on PBS in 2018 as part of American Experience.

Join us for a reception before this special screening!

Arts In Context Plastic Planet screening 12/3

Don’t miss a special screening of KLRU’s Arts In Context documentary Plastic Planet at 4 pm, Sunday, December 3, at Central Library Special Event Center (1st floor), 710 W. César Chávez St. Artist Calder Kamin and AIC producer Christopher Hwisu Kim will be in attendance at this free event.

Artist Calder Kamin always loved sculpting animals but it wasn’t until she started using plastic bags that her medium matched her message. The Plastic Planet project is a series of animal sculptures made entirely out of plastic bags, highlighting the fraught relationship between nature and humanity – all while making a positive impact on the environment.

You are extraordinary – Thank You!

Your generous donation to KLRU on #GivingTuesday helped us exceed our $50,000 goal and raise over $60,000! Thank you!

The momentum from your gift was part of a global chain reaction – millions gave back in a single day, making a huge impact on non-profits worldwide. YOUR community-supported public television station would not exist without viewer support, and because of you, KLRU can continue our mission.

Meeting our #GivingTuesday goal allows KLRU to keep our commitment for a short winter fund drive with minimal on-air interruption. In the longer term, we can continue supporting more local productions and planning for new content. KLRU is committed to providing Central Texas with inspiring, educational and entertaining programming. Your gift makes this possible.

Thank you also to our KLRU Business Supporters

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Help us raise $12,000 more by midnight with our last matching challenge!

There’s still time to join KLRU for #GivingTuesday. TODAY is the day when families, businesses and individuals from around the globe make a difference by raising awareness and funds together. KLRU has until midnight tonight to raise $12,000 more to reach our $50,000 goal!

Why donate today? #GivingTuesday dollars have the biggest impactthere’s heightened awareness around the community and beyond, which means fundraising momentum is on our side. Better yet, when you give your gift right now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from Austin Community College District.

For every dollar received until 11:59 p.m. tonight, ACC will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $5,000!

Make A Gift

KLRU is a window to the world, available to everyone for free. And we’re an important voice for the public interest, because we don’t have advertisers. We are public television, supported by and in service to YOU. Can I count on your generosity now to help redefine the giving spirit and bring the best in educational, entertaining, and inspiring programming to all Central Texans?

Thank you so much!

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Our morning match will double your dollars!

#GivingTuesday is here! November 28 is the day your gift to KLRU makes the most impact.

Today the worldwide conversation is “How can I help?” It doesn’t get more inspiring than that.

Join KLRU as we sprint to raise $50,000 by midnight tonight. Your support toward our goal will inspire others in Central Texas and beyond to give, which is exactly why #GivingTuesday is such a powerful philanthropic movement.

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And when you give your gift now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter Wilson Goldrick Realtors. For every dollar received today until 2 p.m., Wilson Goldrick will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, for a potential total of $5,000!

KLRU is your only community-supported public television station. From our on-the-ground outreach with youth organizations to our trusted, educational and inspiring slate of programming, all of this is possible because of wonderful people like YOU. Everything you give today goes directly back to serving Central Texans.

Together our goodwill makes a difference. Thank you!

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We have a #GivingTuesday match – double your gift right now!

#GivingTuesday has officially begun! This is it. KLRU has 24 hours to raise $50,000.

It’s so exciting to be part of this global day of giving! Together we can harness the power of philanthropy to make the biggest impact. Embrace this moment of worldwide generosity and help us reach toward our $50,000 goal in the earliest moments of #GivingTuesday!

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And when you show your support now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter EntergyFor every dollar received this morning until 8 a.m., Entergy will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, for a potential total of $5,000!

Remember, everything you give goes directly back to serving you and your community. KLRU’s mission—to bring the best in educational, entertaining and inspiring programming to Central Texas—thrives because of YOU.

Together our goodwill makes a difference. Thank you!

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The Beatles + Ticket Offers – we love them, yeah, yeah, yeah!

This November KLRU is committed to cutting 10 days from our drive, and we’ve packed in a lot of fun, including three exciting ticket offers!

Tune in November 25th when it’s all about The Beatles! Catch the fab four at 7 p.m. in the Ron Howard film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week followed by Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution at 9:30 p.m. During the broadcasts we’ll have two special ticket packages to see Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at ACL Live on April 3, including one opportunity for dinner at The Capital Grille before the show.

Donate now and you can receive one of the following gifts: The Eight Days a Week Combo with DVD and U.S Tour Book, the “I Watch KLRU Eight Days a Week” Tote or the The Eight Days a Week Full Combo which includes a Deluxe DVD Set, Tour Book, Tote and The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl CD.

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KLRU needs to raise $220,000 this season, and YOUR support is absolutely key to our success. Help keep our on-air drives short and our music programming strong. Support the public television station you love and score seats to some fantastic concerts while you’re at it. Thank you!

P.S. Want more music? Make sure to check out KLRU’s other rockin’ ticket offers, including The Moody Blues 50th Anniversary Tour at the HEB Center at Cedar Park on January 21 and Joe Bonamassa at ACL Live on May 25.

It’s a match when you schedule your #GivingTuesday gift today!

#GivingTuesday is only a week away and KLRU is gearing up for this global event. KLRU has set a goal to raise $50,000 in just 24 hours on November 28! Millions of people giving back on the same day sends a powerful message, and a gift on #GivingTuesday makes the most of your dollars.

Today, we’re announcing a special opportunity for donors who schedule #GivingTuesday gifts in advance. Thanks to a generous contribution from Amish Furniture of Austin, all scheduled gifts will be matched up to $1,500!

Schedule your gift right now, while you’re thinking of it—give a head start to KLRU’s #GivingTuesday goal, and make sure your gift is matched!

The display of support from our viewers last year made it possible for us to cut back on-air fundraising, while growing our programming and community outreach. KLRU is committed to providing more high-quality, educational content with less interruption. And your help is vital!

THANK YOU for believing in the PBS mission. Together we can harness community philanthropy and keep KLRU a strong, inspiring resource for all Central Texans.

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