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Commonwealth Circle

Commonwealth Circle

Commonwealth Circle is the Community Idea Stations’ leading giving group, recognizing donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more to the annual fund. These donors help the Community Idea Stations bring the best in PBS and NPR programming to Central Virginia, as well as local productions, that educate, enrich and inspire viewers and listeners. Their partnership helps to ensure that the power of media strengthens Central Virginia, empowers families, and informs citizens.

RSVP is requested for all Commonwealth Circle events. For more information, please email Trish Poupore or call (804) 560-8145

Upcoming Events:
September 2017
Polytrauma Rehab in the VA: Compassionate Care: The McGuire Veterans Hospital documentary screening

The Vietnam War: Screening and discussion about Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s new 10-part series

October 2017
The House that Jack Built—JFK 100th Birthday documentary premiere

Gubernatorial Debate—Join us as part of the studio audience

January 2018
Screening of PBS Masterpiece’s Victoria

March 2018
Virginia Home Grown premiere—Join the live, studio audience!

June 2018
Annual Investor Meeting and Reception

Past Events:
9/11: Inside the Pentagon, September 1, 2016 • Presentation & Premiere Screening at Virginia War Memorial

The First Official Thanksgiving Premiere Celebration, October 2016 • Virginia Historical Society

Charlottesville Inside-Out Season 10 Celebration, January 11, 2017 • Paramount Theater

NOVA: Holocaust Escape Tunnel, April 2017 • Virginia Holocaust Museum

Mobile Production Studio Celebration, May 2017 • Keswick Hall

  • Studio Society members of the Commonwealth Circle lead the community through their annual generosity and support for public media, enabling the Community Idea Stations to expand upon its mission to educate, entertain, and inspire.

    Investor $1,000 - $1,499
    Director $1,500 - $4,999

    In addition to Community Idea Station member benefits, receive exclusive privileges afforded only to Commonwealth Circle Studio Society members:
    1) Invitations to exclusive receptions with local and national public media luminaries, premiere screenings, and behind-the-scenes opportunities
    2) Private or small-group station tour followed by lunch with station leadership
    3) Behind-the-scenes information and program highlights via our weekly e-newsletter (or monthly postal mail)
    4) Invitation to stations' annual Investor Meeting
    5) Opportunities to leverage your gift as a challenge to other members
    6) 88.9 WCVE Day Sponsorships available for every $350 in giving
    7) Access to the DVD Lending Library
    8) Personalized assistance with PBS Passport
    9) Recognition in Community Idea Stations donor listing

  • Visionary Society members of the Commonwealth Circle believe deeply in the power of public media to transform our society, recognizing that extraordinary accomplishments require greater levels of philanthropy and partnership.

    Producer $5,000 - $9,999
    Executive Producer $10,000-$24,999
    Innovator $25,000 - $49,999
    Luminary $50,000 and above

    Visionary Society members receive Studio Society benefits plus:
    1) Invitations to intimate gatherings with station leadership, public media luminaries, on-air personalities, and other special opportunities to connect with public broadcasting
    2) Ability to align giving with a personal passion or program area
    3) Private station update over lunch or dinner with station leadership
    4) Special on-air recognition

  • Legacy Society members help ensure the best of public media for generations to come by including the Community Idea Stations in their will, trust, or other estate plans.

    Legacy Society members receive special offerings throughout the year, including:
    1) Invitations to exclusive receptions with local and national public media luminaries, premiere screenings, and behind-the-scenes opportunities
    2) Invitation to the stations' annual Investor Meeting
    3) Opportunity to be recognized in Community Idea Stations donor listing

Richmond, Northern Neck (Heathsville) and Southern Central Virginia (Chase City)
Trish Poupore
Director of Major Gifts
(804) 560-8145

Jennifer Macotto
Commonwealth Circle Liaison
(804) 560-8260

Rosa Bare               
Commonwealth Circle Liaison               
(540) 437-2450      

Federal Tax ID
The Community Idea Stations are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization headquartered at 23 Sesame Street, Richmond VA 23235. Our federal tax identification number is 54-0735782.

Tax Status and Identification Number
The Community Idea Stations are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization.

  • Full legal name: Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tax I.D. Number: 54-0735782

Stock Transfer Information

  • Firm: Davenport and Company
  • Primary Contact: Cathy Keiger at (804) 780-2115
  • Account number: 2074-7870
  • DTC number: 0715