Simplify your life… become a Lakeland Public Television Sustainer! As a sustaining member, your ongoing contributions are automatically withdrawn from your debit or credit card or from your checking or savings account. You won’t have to remember to renew your membership. Support of your favorite programs continues month after month and year to year until you tell us to stop. Your membership will always be current! Less money spend on mailing renewal letters means more funding for the programs you love. Plus, stable funding from sustaining members helps to reduce the amount of time needed for on-air fundraising. Become a LPTV Sustainer today!
Sustaining Members make an ongoing monthly contribution — which means we’ll continue to deduct money from your account until you let us know to stop or change it.
Sustaining Members enjoy these benefits:
- The satisfaction of making your contribution go further to support the services you rely on.
- The convenience of regular contributions with the flexibility of making changes at any time.
- A Member Card entitling you to discounts at restaurants, retail shops, special events and arts and culture venues around the region.
- Fewer mailings — no more renewal letters.
You can change or stop your payments at any time by calling us at 218-751-3407 or toll-free at 888-292-0922.
Lakeland Public Television’s mission is to educate, entertain, enrich, and enlighten.
When you support Lakeland Public Television, your contribution goes to work making quality television programs happen. It works to secure the very best of PBS programming, along with local productions specially created to meet your interests. Your pledge of support today helps to build the programs of tomorrow.
Program Preference Poll
In addition to the guide you’ll also receive our annual Program Preference Poll. This poll allows you to vote for your favorite Lakeland Public Television programs which helps us to stay in-tuned with our viewers likes and dislikes.
For those members with children or grandchildren we have the Lakeland Kids Club. Enroll your kids and we’ll announce their name, birth date, and town on the air during the week of their birthday, as well as send them a birthday card.
Save 15% when you shop online at the ShopPBS.org website. Choose from thousands of unique items including DVDs, books and CDs to children’s toys and games. Members please call 1-800-292-0922 extension 116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your members-only promotional code. This discount does not apply to gift certificates.
With a contribution of $66 or more you’ll also receive the Lakeland Public Television Member Card. Your member card provides member-only values throughout your 12-month membership period.
- 2-for-1 savings at hundreds of restaurants through out Minnesota.
- Savings at select stores and online shopping
- Savings at select Bed & Breakfast Inns
- Get up-to-date member card saving.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are contributions tax-deductible?
Contributions to Lakeland Public Television are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your gift is deductible for the amount of the contribution minus the fair market value of any thank you gift(s) you receive. Receipts are issued in January for contributions made during the previous calendar year.
Is my privacy protected?
Can I fulfill my pledge in installments?
We offer the convenience of monthly, quarterly or semi-annual contributions via your credit card or monthly billing via mail.
How often should I renew my membership?
Memberships are good for 12 months and are renewable on the anniversary of your gift. Three months prior to the expiration of your membership, you will begin to receive a monthly reminder asking you to continue your support. In an effort to save paper and postage, we hope that you will consider responding as soon as possible.
In what other ways can I support Lakeland Public Television?
Here is a terrific way to make your investment go even further – check with your employer’s human resources department to see if it has a matching gift program in place. Some employers match dollar-for-dollar, some double or even triple employee contributions. Simply obtain the proper form, complete your portion and forward it to our membership department. It’s that easy – and makes a big difference!
In addition, we rely on volunteers for a variety of duties, from answering phones during pledge drives to operating cameras during local productions. For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact our office at 1-800-292-0922.
How do I become a member?
There are many ways you can become a member. Feel free to choose whichever is easiest for you.
- You can become a member online.
- By phone — Just call 800-292-0922, ext. 116.
- By mail — just mail your check to the address below.
Lakeland Public Television
108 Grant Ave NE
Bemidji, MN 56601