fund drive

It's time for another "Design our Hoodie" contest!

Aug 13, 2015

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  We're holding our 2nd "design our hoodie" contest, and we want your help. Show your love for KUER by create a trendy, unique, classy, stylish, or wacky design that displays what KUER means to you! Submit your design before midnight on Friday, September 11th to be considered. A selection committee at KUER will choose the winner in time for KUER's Fall Fund Drive, where the hoodie (with the winning design) will be offered as a thank you gift!

Savory Salt Lake 2015

Apr 22, 2015


Savory Salt Lake
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm
The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Level 4
The University of Utah, 451 S 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Parking available in the main stadium parking lot

Public radio listeners and foodies will judge the best bites from Utah's top local restaurants. Celebrity judges Ty Burrell and wife Holly, RadioWest's Doug Fabrizio and food nerd Vanessa Chang will also choose their favorites. Confirmed vendors for 2015 include:

Attend a Salt Lake Bees game with KUER staff on June 13th! 

$15/month or a one-time donation of $180 (Select "Salt Lake Bees" as your thank you gift)

For your donation of $15/month (or one-time of $180), you can watch the Salt Lake Bees take on the Fresno Grizzlies with your favorite KUER hosts and staffers. Tickets include reserved seats, Bees Bucks, fireworks and guaranteed entertainment in the summer air. Saturday, June 13th at 6:35pm at Smith’s Ballpark. Make a donation today to reserve your tickets!

KUER's Spring 2015 Fund Drive Results

Apr 17, 2015

Thank you to all of the donors, volunteers, and sponsors for KUER's 2015 Spring Fund Drive, April 10th-17th!  2,200 listeners donated throughout the fund drive, and we came close to our overall goal with a total of over $420,000 raised. 760 listeners became new sustainers and over 300 listeners made their first ever one-time pledge. KUER listeners also donated nearly 1,000 books to Title 1 elementary schools throughout Utah, thanks to our partnership with First Book. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us!

April 15th is Sustainer Day! 

KUER's goal today is to reach 300 NEW sustainers, and we have a special BONUS gift (today only) for the first 200! Become a new sustainer to KUER starting at $5/month, and receive a thank you gift of your choice along with a bonus of 2 tickets to the Utah Arts Festival for the first 200 people.

Become a new sustainer today by donating online or calling our pledge room at (801) 581-5837. 

The Utah Arts Festival is June 25-28, 2015 at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

KUER's Thank You Gifts

Apr 11, 2015

KUER's Spring Fund Drive is happening from April 10-17, 2015, and we have some great thank you gifts for you!   

When you make a donation to KUER during our Spring Fund Drive (April 10-17, 2015), your contribution can go twice as far by selecting First Book as your thank you gift.  First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise founded in 1992 that provides new books and educational resources to children from low-income families throughout the U.S., Canada and globally.

Enter to Win a Whitewater Rafting Trip

Apr 8, 2015

KUER’s Spring Fund Drive begins on Friday morning, April 10th.  We are looking for your help to get the Fund Drive rolling with your gift now.  We’ve put together an exciting incentive to get you to jump in early…..

Send Us Your Sound

Mar 11, 2015

The Send Us Your Sound contest has ended, but thank you to everyone for participating! 

KUER’s listeners are the heart of KUER. Help us put a voice to the tens of thousands of listeners who tune-in to the station each week. 

Donate to KUER and Support Crossroads Urban Center

Dec 4, 2014

‘Tis the season of giving, and your donation this holiday season can help support two great organizations when you donate to KUER.  We are partnering with Crossroads Urban Center this year to provide infant supplies to families in need. Infant supplies, including formula, diapers, wipes, and clothing, are some of the most needed donations at the Crossroads Urban Center, so if you would like to support this cause, select the Crossroads Urban Center thank you gift when you make your pledge.

Your donation of:

As the year rushes to a close, join us in celebrating the accomplishments of KUER’s staff and you - our generous listeners. In 2014, you provided new books to Title 1 schools and stocked the shelves at the Utah Food Bank. KUER’s news team brought you stories on the legalization of gay marriage and Utah elections, along with 8 local features broadcast nationally by NPR. Behind the scenes, KUER invested in equipment that enables us to bring you RadioWest from communities far and wide.

Many companies provide their employees with a matching gift program, allowing you to make your donations go further!  Programs vary, but participating companies often offer a dollar-to-dollar match when an employee makes a personal gift to a nonprofit organizations.

Additionally, many companies will match gifts made up to 12 months ago, so if you helped to support KUER during our Fall Fund Drive (or before), you may be able to double your gift instantly!

Fall 2014 Fund Drive Results: 947 New Donors!

Oct 3, 2014
Brian Grimmett

Thank you so much to our listeners and supporters who donated during our Fall Fund Drive! 

"Get Smarter" with our new NPR T-Shirt

Oct 1, 2014

Get yours today for a $150 donation, or $12.50/month!   

Hey there brainiac, coordinate those smarty pants with the Get Smarter Tee. We know you’re tuned in and smart--- now let the rest of the world know by sporting this snarky heather grey t-shirt. Made in the USA, this cotton/poly blend t-shirt is true to size and measures 28” from shoulder to hem. Includes the KUER logo on the back between the shoulder blades. Nerd is the new chic! Click here to make your donation. 

Beehive Distilling

This event is sold out!

Beehive Distilling, located right here in Salt Lake City, gives gin some well-deserved attention with small batches on a small still. Sample their handcrafted small batch gin at KUER’s Ginmixer this October. Come hang out with your favorite public radio station AND the expert gin makers while sampling some handcrafted gin made right here in Utah.  

Get Your KUER Statewide Mug for a $60 Donation!

Sep 30, 2014
Brian Grimmett

This stylish, 12oz. ceramic mug in a matte black finish will remind you of how far KUER’s signal reaches to bring you the best in local, national and international news. From Woodruff to Tropic and Milford to Moab, all 36 translators and transmitters are listed.

For only $5/month, or a one-time donation of $60, you can take home KUER's Statewide Mug!

Tuesday Only: Squatter's Sustainer Challenge!

Sep 30, 2014

We've run out of Squatter's Gift Cards - thank you to everyone who pledged! 

When you choose to donate to KUER, you can also support the Utah Food Bank by choosing the Utah Food Bank Premium when you pledge.  


Did you know:

  • 1 in 5 Utah children, and 472,000 Utahns, are at risk of missing a meal today.
  • This equates to 17% of our population.
  • 1 in 5 Utah children will likely miss a meal today due to lack of resources.
  • September is National Hunger Action Month.

There is no better time to support two great causes!

  • Pledge $5/month (or $60 one-time donation) to donate 10 meals to the Utah Food Bank
  • Pledge $10/month (or $120 one-time donation) to donate 20 meals to the Utah Food Bank
  • Pledge $20/month (or $240 one-time donation) to donate 40 meals to the Utah Food Bank

About the Utah Food Bank:

The Utah Food Bank’s mission is Fighting Hunger Statewide. With more than 110 years of operation, they are one of the oldest charities in Utah and are committed to helping Utahns facing hunger in all 29 counties. The Utah Food Bank has a statewide network of more than 130 partner agencies, consisting of emergency food pantries, regional food banks, and congregate feeding sites such as soup kitchens. They also have a mobile pantry truck that visits 62 pre-established locations monthly where a brick and mortar pantry doesn’t exist in order to reach underserved populations in the state.

The Utah Food Bank has several direct food programs, including Kids Café, which prepares and distributes up to 1800 hot, nutritious meals daily to children who may not get dinner that evening at more than 30 after-school sites, the BackPack Program, which distributes backpacks full of easy-to-open and kid-friendly food each Friday during the school year to help get kids through the weekend, and the Food Box Program, delivering food boxes containing about a week’s worth of food to homebound seniors and people with disabilities.

Through generous donations of food time and money last year, the Utah Food Bank was able to distribute more than 36 million pounds of food, the equivalent of over 28 million meals, to Utahns facing hunger statewide. Support the Utah Food Bank with your donation to KUER.   

Janice Yi

Join the Salt Lake Community College and KUER for an on-stage interview with Brooke Gladstone from NPR's On The Media hosted by KUER's News Director, Terry Gildea. Admission to the on-stage interview is free, but tickets are required

  • Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at 7:00pm
  • The Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College
  • 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City
  • Free admission to onstage interview. Register here. 
  • VIP Reception: Sold Out

This event is sold out!

KUER is pleased to present Selected Shorts live in performance in Salt Lake City. The hit public radio series and podcast tours to The Grand Theatre, with "Surprising Tales," featuring screen stars Parker Posey (Best in Show), David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) and Christina Pickles (Saint Elsewhere) performing funny, moving and unexpected stories. KUER’s Doug Fabrizio will host the evening as spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life. The performance will be recorded live for KUER’s audience.

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:00pm
  • The Grand Theatre in Salt Lake Community College's Center for Arts and Media
  • VIP Package: Sold Out
  • Single tickets: Sold Out

Confirmed actors for the evening are:

Deer Valley

KUER’s Fall Fund Drive is just around the corner, but you can help us now by pledging your donation today!  Pledge or register through September 25th and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Park City Getaway. The package includes a pair of ski passes to Deer Valley Resort, dinner and lodging for two nights in a renovated home located in Old Town on Park Avenue with easy access to Park City’s restaurants and galleries.  Winners will be notified by telephone on the morning of Friday, September 26th.

KUER's fund drive starts soon, and we're looking for individuals and groups to help out! We need dozens of volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges. You'll be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at KUER, meet your favorite radio hosts, and eat some delicious food. Shifts are 2-3 hours in length and vary throughout the day. Our fall fund drive lasts from September 26th - October 3rd. Sign up for your volunteer shift here!  

Every day on KUER, you hear stories that matter and voices that bring a deeper understanding of the events, ideas, and cultures that we encounter every day. But these stories don’t fully come to life until they reach you, our listeners. Over the next three weeks, we will be collecting stories from our listeners to share during our Fall Fund Drive (September 26th – October 3rd, 2014).

Tickets are sold out to this event:

Join KUER and see Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on Friday, July 25th at 7:30pm as part of the Red Butte Garden's Concert Series. For your tax-deductible donation of $240, you’ll get to join KUER for a pre-show reception at 6:30pm and watch the concert from the VIP patio seats. Your tickets will also give you special VIP access to the concert venue to avoid the general admission line.

KUER Volunteer Party at the Broadway, May 28th!

May 15, 2014

Calling all KUER volunteers: you're invited to our Volunteer Thank You Party!

We've finally coming up for air here at KUER after our Spring Fund Drive.  We raised $460,000 and gained 600 new sustaining members during this fund drive.  All in all, a huge success, and we couldn't have done it without your help, so we're thanking you with a party!

Anne Stephenson Photography

Savory Salt Lake 2014 was a success, showcasing some of the best restaurants in Utah all under one roof! Over 300 guests mingled at The Leonardo with other public radio lovers, KUER staff, and the celebrity guest judges of the evening. The judges included RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio, freelance food critic, Vanessa Chang, and silver medalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Devin Logan, who proudly wore her medal for the entire evening.

Thank You for Supporting KUER's Technology Drive!

Dec 6, 2013

Thank you so much to all of our listeners who donated during our one-day Technology Fund Drive on December 6th, 2013!  We ended up raising $52,260- close to our $60K goal!  We heard from 579 listeners from all over the state as well as from Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas, and we gained 42 new sustaining members.  This technology fund drive helps us maintain our extensive translator system, which allows us to reach over 80% of the state on-air.

We’re giving away prizes all day during our Technology Fund Drive on December 6th!

When you donate to KUER during Morning Edition (6-9am) and All Things Considered (3-6:30pm) on Friday, December 6th, you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 2 sets of 4 tickets to Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass at Kingsbury Hall on April 12th along with a pre-show meet and greet reception!  

Get your 2014 Calendar featuring KUER Fan Art

Dec 5, 2013

Ring in the New Year with KUER’s 2014 Calendar, featuring artwork from listeners of the station, including cover artwork from Claire Lordon- winner of our recent hoodie design contest.  Each month will give you an update on the many accomplishments from KUER’s news, programming and membership departments over the past year.  Support your public radio station while also supporting local artists with your one-time donation of $120, or $10/month, and we will thank you with our 2014 Calendar.