Mick Jilg, a local artist and retired Professor of Art at Fort Hays State University, has contributed 25 paintings valued at $6,000 to High Plains Public Radio. You can claim one of these 9.5-inch by 9.5-inch framed paintings with a contribution of at least $240. [See the slideshow above.]

The works of art are on display at our Garden City studios (210 N. 7th St.) through August.

Here are four ready ways you can make a vital contribution to High Plains Public Radio by year’s end.  You’ll reap the tax benefits for 2017 and HPPR will have your added support to continue providing you and the region with public radio service in 2018 and beyond.

Today's edition of Growing on the High Plains asks you to hearken to our High Plains history as we ponder the lot of early pioneers, especially what harvest time meant to them. 

Like our forefathers who settled this land, so must we all pitch in to ensure a bounty when it's needed. (Just ask the Little Red Hen!) Today, we ask YOU to take a moment and consider what it is that you reap from HPPR's programming.

Help HPPR unlock $5,000 by 12/31!

Dec 29, 2014

Thanks to a generous challenge from Dwight Hobart and Patty Ortiz of Pampa, TX, your pledge will be matched dollar for dollar until the end of the year!  Pledge of support now!

We want to be able to take full advantage of this generous offer, but it's only possible through the support of listeners like you!

Date your check today to make your tax deductible contribution to HPPR for 2013 and mail it to 210 N 7th Street, Garden City, KS, 67846.  Or contribute now on-line by clicking the red “SUPPORT HPPR” button above.  Call 800-678-7444 with any questions or needed assistance.  However you give, it will help meet HPPR’s goal of raising $50,000 in December in order to cover sharp cuts in government support and end this year without a deficit.  Thank you for your action and support.

Year-End Giving to HPPR

Dec 25, 2013

Whether it’s your first contribution, a membership renewal or an additional gift, your support now will help meet our December goal of raising $50,000 in private support from individuals in order to end this year without a deficit.  You can contribute quickly and securely now by clicking the red “SUPPORT HPPR” button above.  Or mail your contribution to: HPPR, 210 N 7th Street, Garden City, KS, 67846.

Quentin Hope

HPPR tries to go the extra mile for you, all year long.  By operating a network of 21 stations HPPR is able to serve you in your community and in your travels across the High Plains region.  There are real costs to power and maintain this network, expenses that are far higher per capita than an urban public radio station reaching millions of people with a single transmitter. 

We hope you’ll take a moment before the end of year to go the extra mile in supporting HPPR and the costs of its service to you and your community.  Just click on the red “SUPPORT HPPR” button above. 

Giving an extra share … making a real difference.

Dec 17, 2013

There are currently about 43 individuals who make annual contributions of $1,000 a year or more to HPPR – some as high as $10,000 in some years.  These are individuals who give an “extra share” above and beyond supporting their own listening.  They’re also supporting the educational, cultural and civic service HPPR provides in their community and across the wider High Plains region.

Donations of securities

Dec 17, 2013

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares or other securities may be an advantageous way of making a major contribution to HPPR.  You can avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for their full fair market value.  If making a donation, please make the transfer in the name of Kanza Society Inc., HPPR's legal incorporation, and Federal ID #48-0859735.

Help fill the gap left by funding cuts

Dec 16, 2013

Amid all the debate over shrinking government, cutting funding and reducing deficits, support for HPPR is one area where there’s been action and real consequences.  HPPR’s funding from the State of Kansas has been cut by 78% from its peak level.  And support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has declined 25% since 2010. 

HPPR's fall membership drive continues (quietly)

Oct 19, 2012

HPPR’s fall membership drive continues now, quietly, as we keep working to raise the drive’s goal of $80,000 in October that’s needed to continue public radio service to you and your community.  So, as you listen, if you haven't yet contributed, please take a moment to pledge now on-line or respond to the HPPR mailing you may have received.  Thank you!

Pledge, enter and add to the stack!

Oct 11, 2012

Another HPPR progressive CD drawing is in progress.  Pledge and/or enter now to get your name in the hat:

The $1,000 member challenge is on!

Oct 11, 2012

HPPR's members challenge you to pledge now and double your support!  The total challenge amount is $1,000 and has to be fully matched between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm CT.

Today’s a pitch-free Sunday during HPPR’s fall membership drive.  All you’ll hear are some short on-air reminders – so enjoy the uninterrupted programming as usual.  Our volunteers answering the phones are also off for the day but you can still pledge on-line any time today.

Enjoy the programming … and pledge now online!

Oct 11, 2012

HPPR’s fall membership drive is taking a break from “pitching” for your support.  All you’ll hear are some short on-air reminders – so enjoy the uninterrupted programming.  Our volunteers answering the phones have also gone home for the day.  But you can still make your pledge on-line since never sleeps.  

The HPPR fall membership drive is underway!

Oct 10, 2012

Pledge on-line or call 800-678-7444 now to give your new, renewed or additional membership support to HPPR.  By acting now you’ll shorten the time needed for on-air fundraising, earn a special Feed your radio, feed a family match of 4.4% of your contribution to support area food banks and, of course, provide the funds needed to continue HPPR’s service to you and your community.