National Council

Members of the National Council of Aspen Public Radio share a common passion for public radio and all that it offers our community, the nation, and the world. In turn, the financial support of the National Council is crucial to Aspen Public Radio's continued relevance. 

Members of National Council give an annual donation of at least $2,500 to Aspen Public Radio. Through their membership, these valued donors advance to a higher level of engagement with Aspen Public Radio, providing a more rewarding relationship for both the National Council members and the station. 

As the Valley's leading NPR member station, Aspen Public Radio is committed to bringing the best public radio programming to the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys. Through the ongoing involvement of our National Council, Aspen Public Radio will continue to expand what it offers to the community. The National Council safeguards our ability to accomplish this fundamental goal. 

Benefits of National Council

  • Invitations to special National Council events with prominent NPR journalists and personalities, as well as other engaging speakers, who share their knowledge and expertise. These enlightening, entertaining events occur twice a year and are hosted in private homes or local venues. Guest speakers have included Justice Stephen Breyer, Madeline Albright, Dr. Robert Eckel, and more. 
  • Advance notice for annual events, such as house music concerts, benefits and station celebrations. 
  • A meaningful connection to the station and our evolving needs and goals. 

How to Join the National Council of Aspen Public Radio

An annual gift of $2,500 or more entitles you to National Council membership. You may make a secure on-line donation by clicking here. If you prefer to send us a check or money order, simply print out a National Council donation form and mail it with your contribution to 110 E. Hallam St., Suite 134, Aspen, CO 81611. For questions, please call (970) 920-9000 or e-mail Development Assistant Cornelia Carpenter.

National Council members are invited to exclusive events. Here are a few photos of recent National Council events:

Winter 2014 National Council Event featuring cardiologist, Dr. Robert Eckel, at the Aspen Meadows Resort.

Cardiologist, Dr. Robert Eckel, spoke at the winter 2014 National Council Event at the Aspen Meadows Resort on heart health and statins.

National Council event with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

Aspen Public Radio's National Council Members:

Larry and Doris Ashkin
Judith Barnard and Michael Fain
Robert and Cara Barnes
Janice and Philip Beck
Susan Beckerman
Amy Margerum Berg
Mel and Paulette Blumenthal
Althea and Randy Brimm
Kay Bucksbaum
William Budinger and Zoe Baird
Penney Evans Carruth and Dennis Carruth
Randolph Colman
Bernice and Randy Durand
Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson
Donnelley and Cinda Erdman
Zoe Eskin
Shannon Fairbanks
Richard and Deborah Felder
Jim and Karen Frank
Jane and Bill Frazer
John and Jessica Fullerton
Virginia and Gary Gerst
James and Brenda Grusecki
Clancy Joe and Linda Vitti Herbst
Bill and Ellen Hunt
David Hyman and Barbara Reid
Stephen Kahn and Suzanne Bober
Gerri Karetsky and Larry Naughton
Gerald and Jane Katcher
George Kaye and Harriet Washton
Jeffrey Kenner and Hyunja Laskin
Tom and Anne Korologos
Michael and Sheila Kurzman
Toby Devan Lewis
Ann Mass, M.D.
John and Laurie McBride
Kent and Beth Meager
Jackie Merrill and Jay Hughes
Lee Mulcahy
Michael and Becky Murray
Stephanie and Michael Naidoff
Patricia Nichols
Helen Ward Obermeyer and Wally Obermeyer
Patricia Papper
Pearl Aircraft Corporation
James and Hensley Peterson
Rob Pew and Susan Taylor
Arny and Anne Porath
Mark and Kelley Purnell
Bob Purvis
Stewart and Lynda Resnick
Phil Rothblum
Doug Rovira and Carolyne Heldman
Chris and Donnie Ryan
Paul and June Schorr
Jeff and Marilyn Seltzer
Daniel Shaw and Isa Catto Shaw
Sarah and Richard Shaw
Mike and Margaret Simmons
Judy Steinberg and Paul Hoenmans
Bruce and Nancy Stevens
Curt Strand
Alison Teal and Sam Brown
Anne and Bill Tobey
Bill and Paula Turner
Ruth Winter
Carrie and Joe Wells
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