WDET Leadership Circle

A unique opportunity for you to make a bigger impact on Detroit’s public radio station...

When you make an annual gift of $1,200 or more (in a lump sum or $100 monthly sustaining donation), you'll be invited to join a special group of other loyal WDET supporters who share your passion for independent journalism, music discovery, and storytelling. 

For more information, please contact WDET’s Director of Philanthropy, Carmen Garcia at 313-577-3342 or by email at cgarcia@wdet.org

Members who have donated a cumulative $1,200 within a single year are automatically included in the Leadership Circle. We invite Leadership Circle donors who own businesses to talk with us about ways gifts-in-kind from your business can be included in your contribution. We also invite you to learn the many benefits of WDET Underwriting to your business!


Catalyst Level Members contribute $1,200 to $2,499 and receive the following benefits:

• Invitations to exclusive Leadership Circle events, including opportunities to meet visiting public radio personalities

• Private WDET tour for you and a guest scheduled for a mutually beneficial time, once per year at donor’s request. Some blackout dates apply.

• On-air and online recognition by name as a Leadership Circle donor

• Inspire other listeners to join you in supporting WDET by recording your own personal on-air testimonial and participating in Leadership Challenges during on-air fundraisers

Director Level Members contribute $2,500 - $4,999 and receive the above benefits plus:

• Two complimentary tickets to a special event as opportunities arise during the year.

• Introduce friends and family to WDET with a private tour for up to 4 guests and scheduled for a mutually beneficial time, once per year at donor’s request. Some blackout dates apply.

Producer Level Members contribute $5,000 - $9,999 and receive the above benefits plus:

• Invitation to visit with selected WDET program host or producer once per year, at donor’s request.

• Introduce friends and family to WDET with a private tour for up to 6 guests and scheduled for a mutually beneficial time, once per year at donor’s request. Some blackout dates apply.

Innovator Level Members contribute $10,000 - $24,999 and receive the above benefits plus:

• Introduce friends and family to WDET with a private tour for up to 8 guests and scheduled for a mutually beneficial time, once per year at donor’s request.

• Opportunity to be a Program Challenge sponsor and receive on-air acknowledgment throughout your favorite local show/s (once per year). This can be recognition for you, your family or your business.

Visionary Level Members contribute $25,000 or more and receive the above benefits plus:

• Priority invitation to host a WDET Leadership Circle event at your business or home.

• Introduce friends and family to WDET during a private tour and luncheon with WDET's General Manager and selected WDET program host(s) or producer(s) for up to 10 guests. Scheduled for a mutually beneficial time, once per year at donor’s request.

• Opportunity to be a Day Challenge sponsor and receive on-air acknowledgment throughout the course of the day (once per year). This can be recognition for you, your family or your business.

• Automatic membership in the Wayne State University's Anthony Wayne Society.


Invest in your community and become a member of WDET's Leadership Circle today by making your gift online in a $1,200 lump sum or $100 monthly sustaining donation.