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Ellen Barkenbush
Director, Major Donor Operations

Georgi Kelly
Senior Director, Leadership Gifts

Phone: 415.553.2300
Fax: 415.553.2174

2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Signal Society and Producer's Circle Special Events

Members of the Signal Society and Producer's Circle directly impact our Bay Area community by making significant investments to ensure the future of KQED's high-quality, engaging programming and services. In recognition of their generous support, these members receive invitations to exclusive events throughout the year, designed to offer a unique, behind-the-scenes look at KQED's diverse programming. Here are a few examples of recent Signal Society and Producer's Circle events:

Chris Kimball

Chris Kimball from America's Test Kitchen at Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito
In November 2012, members were treated to a wine and hors d'ouevres reception with host Christopher Kimball of America's Test Kitchen in conversation with KQED's Chief Operating Officer Don Derheim. Christopher spent the afternoon signing books and discussing cooking techniques with our Signal Society and Producer's Circle guests. Additionally, each guest received a signed copy of the recently released cookbook The Science of Good Cooking from America's Test Kitchen.

Carl Kasell

Carl Kasell at Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park
In November 2012, nearly 200 Signal Society members got a chance to meet KQED Public Radio's Cy Musiker and Carl Kasell, longtime NPR news announcer and current host of NPR's news quiz Wait, Wait! Don't Tell Me, at a wine and appetizer reception. Afterwards, 45 Producer's Circle members enjoyed dinner and engaged in an interactive and personal conversation with Carl and Cy.

Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat live characters

Curious George at the KQED Broadcast Studios
In October 2012, Signal Society and Producer's Circle members were invited to bring their families to the KQED studios to meet Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat. Hundreds of guests and their children had an opportunity to build parts of an interactive Lego installation, make fun flipbook keepsakes, touch and learn about snakes and other reptiles and have lunch with fellow KQED fans and supporters.

Upcoming Events

We have more great events coming up in 2013 for our generous supporters. Join the Signal Society or Producer's Circle today for the opportunity to attend these special events:

Kai Ryssdal

Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace
In May 2013, major donors will have a chance to meet Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace, the public radio show that brings millions of listeners the context behind the economic news of the day.

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KQED Summer Fun Adventures
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Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul is chef Jacques Pépin's final television cooking series. Get recipes, view behind-the-scenes photos and more!

Latino Heritage Month - On Two Fronts
KQED Celebrates Latino Heritage Month

In September, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with special Latino Heritage Month programming. These programs are highlighted in a guide along with information about community events.

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