Leadership Society

Leadership Society

Recognizing Leadership

With leadership comes responsibility, and we owe a great deal to visionaries who established the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967. This act of leadership has helped to influence millions of Americans and ultimately countless individuals around the world to think differently about the impact and value of public broadcasting.

The Friends of MontanaPBS has also taken a leadership role in preserving public television in Montana. Founded in 1985, just one year after KUSM television in Bozeman, the Friends of MontanaPBS for over 30 years now has provided millions of dollars through its membership program in support of public television services in Montana.

Over the years, the projects have been numerous--including the transmitters, translators, and repeaters that now serve over 800,000 households in over 400 communities across the state. Support from the Friends of MontanaPBS is directed towards the production of incredible documentary films like Class C, Finding Traction, The Violin Alone, C.M. Russell and the American West, Backroads of Montana and incredible Emmy® Award-winning music programs such as 11th & Grant with Eric Funk.
Join the Leadership Society

The Leadership Society

The Leadership Society is a group of special contributors who give annual membership gifts of $1,000 or more. MontanaPBS is pleased to offer our Leadership Society members a selection of privileges and benefits as our way of saying thanks for your generous support. Leadership Society contributors receive all benefits of general membership in addition to the following:

Copper Level $1,000-$2,499

  • Monthly program guide and access to MontanaPBS Passport
  • One annual gift membership for a friend/family member
  • One free Montana made program DVD
  • A MontanaPBS clothing item of choice
  • Invitations to special VIP events

Silver Level $2,500-$4,999

  • Monthly program guide and access to MontanaPBS Passport
  • Two annual gift memberships for a friend/family member
  • Three free Montana made program DVDs
  • A MontanaPBS clothing item of choice
  • Lunch with the MontanaPBS Leadership Team member of your choice
  • Invitations to special VIP events

Gold Level $5,000-$9,999

  • Monthly program guide and access to MontanaPBS Passport
  • Three annual gift memberships for a friend/family member
  • Three free Montana made program DVDs
  • A MontanaPBS clothing item of choice
  • Lunch with the MontanaPBS LeadershipTeam member of your choice
  • Invitations to special VIP events

Platinum Level $10,000+

  • Monthly program guide and access to MontanaPBS Passport
  • Three annual gift memberships for a friend/family member
  • Three free Montana made program DVDs
  • A MontanaPBS clothing item of choice
  • A private dinner with the KUSM or KUFM General Manager and other leadership staff
  • Invitations to special VIP events