The Cornerstone Society

Cornerstone Society members place a high value on intelligent and independent public radio and television. Cornerstone Society members trust our signature programs including "City Lights with Lois Reitzes," "Closer Look with Rose Scott & Jim Burress" and "Blues & Jazz Classics with H. JohnsonThey rely upon our award-winning local hosts Denis O’Hayer and Amy Kiley. Cornerstone Society members depend on the comprehensive reporting from the WABE 90.1 newsroom and programs from BBC, NPR and PRI.

We offer a variety of exclusive experiences to Cornerstone Society members who so generously endorse our mission and programming. Events with WABE 90.1 staff take you behind the scenes at Public Broadcasting Atlanta.  We also offer access to Atlanta’s most sought-after cultural offerings. Plus, our Cornerstone Society e-newsletter provides you with an insider’s perspective on all of our award-winning programming at WABE 90.1 and PBA30.

PBA’s Cornerstone Society membership begins with an annual contribution of $1,200 with additional higher levels. Each level offers a variety of benefits. For greater detail please contact Elizabeth Spears, major gifts officer by phone at (678) 686-0308 or by email

Join PBA's Cornerstone Society today!

Cornerstone Membership Levels

  • Visionary $20,000
  • Director $10,000
  • Host $5,000
  • Producer $2,400
  • Reporter $1,200
Roy Blount Jr. at WABETom Maples / WABE
In February 2016, Roy Blount, Jr., author, philosopher and "Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!" panelist joined Cornerstone Society members for lunch in Buckhead. Roy pontificated on growing up in Decatur, Georgia and the beauty of words. The room was packed as WABE 90.1 "Morning Edition"host emeritus, Steve Goss, fielded questions from Cornerstone Society members.
Shankar Vedantam, journalist, NPR’s science correspondent and host of "Hidden Brain," went “head-to-head” with WABE 90.1 "Morning Edition" host emeritus, Steve Goss in March 2015. Almost 90 Cornerstone Society members enjoyed their repartee in PBA’s historic Studio A.

Shankar Vedantam at WABETom Maples / WABE

Your commitment to PBA is deeply appreciated and allows us to continue to produce, acquire and distribute engaging, thoughtful and entertaining programs. Questions? Contact us by email.

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