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Welcome to KLRU NEXT

Join Austin’s next generation of philanthropic leaders who are shaping the future of KLRU.

NEXT is KLRU's young professionals group, comprised of a diverse, well-connected, civic-minded membership. NEXT members support KLRU and its focus on the arts, public issues and education in the Austin community. As a NEXT member, you’ll be a part of fun, experiential looks into what's happening now across the Greater Austin area, while coming together to make the community a better place.

Together, your gifts support meaningful KLRU initiatives such as new productions about local stories, public forums and town halls, digital literacy for kids, and resources for educators.

NEXT Member Benefits

A minimum gift of $240 or $20 a month qualifies you to access the following NEXT Member benefits:

  • Free admission (plus a guest) to all NEXT Night events
  • Exclusive invitations to KLRU events
  • Access to ticket giveaways, including Austin City Limits tapings and admission to community events
  • Networking opportunities with KLRU leaders and other young professionals in Austin
  • Access to on-demand PBS programming through KLRU Passport

Already a member?

Join a committee and help guide KLRU NEXT’s activities and initiatives. Email to get involved.


For questions or more information, please contact Megan Breeland, or (512) 471-2117.

Join NEXT as a Corporate Member!

NEXT Corporate

Support KLRU and promote your business, all while giving your staff a fun and meaningful way to engage with other young professionals in Austin.

Learn More about NEXT Corporate



NEXT Nights are a series of unique signature events themed around the quality programming you watch on KLRU. NEXT Nights are open to the public and free of charge for all KLRU NEXT members.

Check out upcoming NEXT Nights!


Tue, 8/27

You did GREAT! Thank you for supporting KLRU this August!

You helped KLRU raise $212,035!

Thu, 8/22

Polly and I are offering a $10K match! Will you join us?

KLRU's August drive ends Sunday. Double your $$$ today!

Sat, 8/17

KLRU is your Ticket To Ride

It's KLRU's August Drive and we've got The Beatles + an exclusive ticket offer!