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Cornerstone Society

Cornerstone Society Members Photo
Sophie Broz
Two Cornerstone Members at an event with NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg.

Play a leadership role in the future of St. Louis Public Radio.

Cornerstone Society members support the station’s annual operations and enable innovative new projects with generous annual contributions of $1,200 or more.

This active group of engaged donors comes together frequently with station leaders, news and program staff to discuss ideas and issues of current concern. At a variety of private events, you can share thoughts with other Cornerstone Society members and talk with local and national public radio hosts and reporters.

Ways to Support

In addition to the advantages of a standard St. Louis Public Radio membership, Cornerstone Society members receive distinct benefits at each level of support:


Cornerstone Member $1,200

  • Honored by name in the STLPR Annual Report, on the STLPR website and on the digital donor displays at STLPR studios in Grand Center
  • Invitations to the annual Cornerstone Society General Manager’s Update event
  • Invitations to tour STLPR studios and building in Grand Center
  • Invitations to Cornerstone Society events to meet public radio celebrities
  • Advance notification of STLPR events and the opportunity to secure tickets prior to the general public
  • Rental of the 2nd floor Plaza Patio overlooking the Public Media Commons – exclusively available to Cornerstone Society members



Cornerstone Patron $2,400

In addition to the benefits above

  • Advance notification for Cornerstone Society special offers and events
  • Behind-the-scenes viewings of live local programs such as St. Louis on the Air to meet producers, hosts and guests
  • Join fellow Patron members and the General Manager at luncheons where you can share your views and opinions and learn about station news and future goals
  • Invitation to record your own personal testimonial message in support of STLPR



Cornerstone Leader $5,000

In addition to the benefits above

  • A dedicated staff member will answer your questions and provide personal assistance for all of your St. Louis Public Radio needs
  • From time to time, you’ll be invited to join staff members as their guests at St. Louis area cultural events



Cornerstone Visionary $10,000

In addition to the benefits above

  • Annual lunch or dinner with Visionary donors and station leadership to talk about the station’s future goals and plans
  • Enjoy backstage visits or private book signings with visiting public radio celebrities



Carl Kasell Circle $25,000

In addition to the benefits above

  • Honored by name at the annual Cornerstone Society General Manager’s Update and the STLPR annual dinner
  • One-on-one lunch/dinner with the General Manager to discuss your giving goals and new projects of personal interest to you