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 the 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 Membership

There are four levels of membership within the National Council (below).  All members receive the following benefits:

  • 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, NPR Foreign Correspondent Deborah Amos, NPR’s CEO Jarl Mohn, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and more.  
  • Subscription to APR’s quarterly National Council e-newsletter (published in March, June, September, and December)
  • Invitation to private Board and National Council receptions at the station throughout the year 
  • A meaningful connection to the station and our evolving needs and goals. 

How to Join the National Council of Aspen Public Radio


Recommendation by the Aspen Public Radio Governance Committee along with an annual gift of $2,500 or more, or an Evergreen Membership starting at $208 per month, entitles you to National Council membership. You may make a secure on-line donation by clicking here. If you prefer to pay by check, please send your contribution to 110 E. Hallam St., Suite 134, Aspen, CO 81611. For questions, please call (970) 920-9000 or e-mail Development Associate Lauri Jackson at lauri@aspenpublicradio.org.

Aspen Public Radio's National Council Members:

Larry and Doris Ashkin
Robert and Carol Auld
Judith Barnard and Michael Fain
Cara and Robert Barnes
Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass
Phil and Janice Beck
Susan Beckerman
Amy Margerum Berg
Bruce and Barbara Berger
Mel and Paulette Blumenthal
Kitty Boone
Ms. Molly Brooks
Kay Bucksbaum
William Budinger and Zoe Baird
Doug Carlston
Penney Evans Carruth and Dennis Carruth
Susanne and John Clark
Sy Coleman
Laura Donnelley
Fidel Duke
Tom and Kay Dunton
Bernice and Randy Durand
Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson
Cinda and Donnelley Erdman
Zoe Eskin
Richard and Deborah Felder
Jim and Karen Frank
Jane and Bill Frazer
John and Jessica Fullerton
Garfield and Hecht, P.C.
Virginia and Gary Gerst
Richard and Harriett Gold
Cornelia Greaves and Nathaniel Bates
Karl Hanlon and Sheryl Barto
Clancy Joe and Linda Vitti Herbst
David Hyman and Barbara Reid
Stephen Kahn and Suzanne Bober
Gerald and Jane Katcher
George Kaye and Harriet Washton
Jack Kennedy
Jeffrey and Hyunja Kenner
Tom and Ann Korologos
Michael and Sheila Kurzman
Henry Lambert and Carey Bond
Michael Lipkin and Jody Guralnick
Ann Mass, M.D.
John and Laurie McBride
Kent and Beth Meager
Jackie Merrill and Jay Hughes
Charley Moss and Ann Cook
Michael and Becky Murray
Robert and Marcie Musser
Stephanie and Michael Naidoff
Patricia Papper
Pearl Aircraft Corporation
James and Hensley Peterson
Rob Pew and Susan Taylor
John and Monika Preston
Mark and Kelley Purnell
Lynda and Stewart Resnick
Victoria Ricks and Brian Hollnagel
Carolyne Heldman Rovira and Doug Rovira
Chris and Donnie Ryan
Kirk Scales
Jeff and Marilyn Seltzer
Daniel Shaw and Isa Catto Shaw
Sarah Chase Shaw and Richard Shaw
Mike and Margaret Simmons
Judith Steinberg and Paul Hoenmans
Nancy and Bruce Stevens
Curt Strand
Alison Teal and Sam Brown
Anne and Bill Tobey
Bill and Paula Turner
Kathy Williams
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