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:

Judith Barnard and Michael Fain
Cara and Robert Barnes
Janice and Phil Beck
Susan Beckerman
Amy Margerum Berg
Mel and Paulette Blumenthal
Althea and Randy Brimm
Kay Bucksbaum
William Budinger and Zoe Baird
Randolph Colman
Stefan Edlis and H. Gael Neeson
Cinda and Donnelley Erdman
Zoe Eskin
Shannon and Richard Fairbanks
Richard and Deborah Felder
Jim and Karen Frank
Jane and Bill Frazer
John and Jessica Fullerton
Virginia and Gary Gerst
Jim and Brenda Grusecki
Linda Vitti Herbst and Clancy Joe Herbst
David Hyman and Barbara Reid
Stephen Kahn and Suzanne Bober
Gerri Karetsky and Larry Naughton
Gerald and Jane Katcher
Jeffrey Kenner and Hyunja Laskin
Michael and Sheila Kurzman
Toby Devan Lewis
John and Laurie McBride
Kent and Beth Meager
Jackie Merrill and Jay Hughes
Tricia Nichols
Patricia Papper
James and Hensley Peterson
Rob Pew and Susan Taylor
Arny and Anne Porath
Mark and Kelley Purnell
Bob Purvis
Lynda and Stewart Resnick
Phil Rothblum
Carolyne Heldman and Doug Rovira
June and Paul Schorr
Daniel Shaw and Isa Catto Shaw
Mike and Margaret Simmons
Bruce and Nancy Stevens
Curt Strand
Ruth Winter
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