Community Outreach & Special Events

PBS KVIE's dedication to the rich diversity of the Central Valley is demonstrated throughout the year by our commitment to airing programs produced by and for our community.

Our corporate partners are invited to join us in this effort through sponsorship of these special opportunities:

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Latino Heritage Month

Literacy and Education

Literacy and education have long been the hallmark of public televisions and PBS programming. PBS KVIE is committed to this cause and has developed many initiatives that go beyond on-air programming and provide progressive community outreach. California used to look with pride at achieving some of the highest reading scores in the nation and now ranks 4th from the bottom. Business, community, and government leaders are partnering with PBS KVIE to reverse this trend.

Community Forums

Dialogue and discussion are two of the most important elements of informed decision-making. The result leads to a greater tolerance for divergent opinions and an open-minded posture. PBS KVIE produces programming to stimulate thought and discussion in order to improve the quality of life for all in the Central Valley. PBS KVIE uses its on-air talent and expertise to hold town hall forums for open discussion of important topics in Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto.

Some examples where corporate underwriters have participated include:

  • New Valley: Exploring the Future of The Central Valley
  • Election issue debates
  • Diversity and other topics of broad interest

Special Events

  • Art Auction with sponsor recognition
  • Sponsor VIP screenings
  • PBS celebrity appearances at sponsor and major donor events
  • PBS KVIE community events for our cultural diversity and literacy initiatives with sponsor recognition

Pledge and Challenge Grants

Pledge drives, or on-air fundraising campaigns, are PBS KVIE's chief sources of acquiring new members and raising support dollars. Fundraising programming includes the some of the station's most attractive program offerings with broad audience appeal. PBS KVIE has three ways in which you can get involved in these fun, team-building evenings.

  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor pledge special
  • Corporate challenge grant

Ready to get started? Contact Kevin Smith-Fagan, our Vice President of Leadership Giving & Associate GM at (916) 641-3595, or