Chicago Public Media

Celebrate Independent Journalism at WBEZ

Join us to celebrate a virtual evening with WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news source that brings a legacy of in-depth journalism and audio storytelling to our region. Proceeds from this event will support WBEZ’s investment in its newsroom and local journalism, as well as the creation of groundbreaking original programming. Public media is uniquely positioned to play a powerful role in connecting people across lines of difference, expanding the public conversation, and elevating public discourse. WBEZ has both an opportunity and a responsibility to step forward at this moment to serve more Chicagoans than ever before with essential, accurate, insightful coverage.


Steve Baird 


Piyush Chaudhari and Bill Gee

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

7:30 p.m. CST

Virtual Benefit
848 East Grand Avenue

PJH Contact:
Molly McDonald email

Chicago Public Media

WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news source, serves the community with fact-based, objective news and information. WBEZ’s award-winning journalists ask tough questions, dig deep for answers and expose truths that spark change and foster understanding. WBEZ Chicago is home to the daily talk show Reset with Jenn White and a growing portfolio of popular podcasts, including MotiveCurious City, Nerdette, Sound Opinions, 16 Shots and the “Making” series of Making Obama, Making Oprah and Making Beyoncé. WBEZ Chicago has a legacy of innovation as the birthplace of nationally acclaimed programs such as This American Life, Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and the ground-breaking podcast, Serial.

WBEZ is the flagship service of Chicago Public Media, along with Vocalo, Chicago’s urban alternative music station. Chicago Public Media serves the public interest by creating and delivering diverse, compelling content that informs, inspires, enriches and entertains. Through a broad range of media platforms, Chicago Public Media connects diverse audiences in its service area and beyond to one another. 

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Virtual Benefit
Event Levels

Host Committee $25,000

Patron $10,000

Benefactor $5,000

Supporter $500

Special breakout conversations with public media personalities and recognition during the virtual program offered to Benefactor level and up. Host Committee will include recognition on event invitation and collateral.

Event Forms
501(c)(3) Letter
W-9 Form

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