The Edward R. Murrow Society


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A gift of $1,500 or more makes WBUR’s news and original programming possible. When you make a single gift or multiple gifts totaling $1,500 or more during your annual membership year, you join the group of WBUR’s most steadfast and generous donors in the Edward R. Murrow Society. These donors demand a high standard of excellence, just like the legendary Edward R. Murrow. Simply put, The Murrow Society reflects the professionalism and value that WBUR and NPR achieve every day.

As a Murrow Society member, you will enjoy exclusive privileges and be among the first to know about special WBUR events such as the annual WBUR Gala and the annual Murrow Society Appreciation event, as well as other station fundraisers and complimentary receptions and performances with our partner organizations.

Annual Murrow Society Benefits:


Correspondent — $1,500 to $2,499


  • Private tour of WBUR 90.9 and studios for you and a guest
  • Subscription to Airwaves
  • Automatic entry into all of WBUR’s fundraising sweepstakes
  • Advance notice of ticketed events and partner events
  • Preferential seating at WBUR, or WBUR-sponsored, events such as On Point Live; Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…; and The Moth**
  • Two tickets to The Murrow Society Thank You reception


Producer — $2,500 to $4,999

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Behind-the-scenes viewing of live broadcast of On Point or Here & Now
  • Invitations to VIP receptions to meet on-air hosts and notable guests


Reporter — $5,000 to $9,999

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • In-station lunch for four and personal tour with our Director of News and Programming


Director — $10,000 to $24,999

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • In-station lunch for four with our General Manager and the news reporter of your choice
  • Invitations to intimate gatherings and dinners with WBUR producers, reporters, and NPR correspondents


Host — $25,000 to $49,999

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • In-station lunch for six with our General Manager and a WBUR on-air host of your choice
  • On-air credit for sponsoring a day of WBUR


General Manager — $50,000 or more

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • WBUR host, producer, or reporter of your choice will attend a dinner or reception at your home

To become a Murrow Society member, please contact:

Sydney Campbell Baughman
890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 358-2340


*Benefits as of 2017.

**All offers of tickets are contingent upon availability and are, unless otherwise stated, first come, first served.

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