We’re reaching the final opportunity to customize a KEXP donor wall tile for permanent, public display. Make your words or message a lasting part of KEXP and capture what’s meaningful to you!
There's just a little time left to make a special gift to reserve a customized tile that will become an enduring part of KEXP. Choose any inscription that fits – whether it’s special song lyrics, a memorial message, a quote, or something else that holds significance for you. We’ll add your tile to the outside walls of KEXP’s building where it will join other messages from fellow members of this music community.
Tiles are offered in three sizes, starting with a gift of $500 and you have the option to split your gift up into 12 monthly installments. If you’re still thinking about the perfect inscription, don’t worry – you don’t need to decide on a message in order to reserve a tile! This opportunity is limited and only available while we still have space, so don’t wait to make your gift and save your spot.
What’s the story with the tiles?
One of the major milestones in KEXP’s evolution was building a “new home” at Seattle Center. Opening in 2016, KEXP’s new home was the culmination of thousands of members of our music community coming together to create a one-of-a-kind space to celebrate music discovery and connection.
To help make all this possible, we invited listeners to make their mark on KEXP by donating and reserving a tile for the new building’s exterior walls. Today, you can view these tiles at KEXP, featuring donor names, favorite quotes, dedications, and song lyrics. (There may even be a marriage proposal in there somewhere!) Viewed alongside one another, the tiles serve as a powerful statement and inspirational reminder of the impact of a community to create something positive when we come together.
As a result of construction from our neighbor, Climate Pledge Arena, we were able to open up brand new tile space in honor of our 50th anniversary last year. We didn’t know how many people would want which size and shape of tile and after coordinating this giant jigsaw puzzle all year, we still have limited room available to reserve a tile. Tiles will be available to reserve through May 2023.
Three different tile sizes are available with your donation. Each tile features space to customize with your name or special message:
You do not need to decide on your tile inscription at the time of donation! We’ll reach out to you within a few weeks to get your tile wording. So be sure to reserve your tile now, before they sell out.
You have the option to pay for it as a one-time gift or break your donation into 12 monthly installments. Please contact KEXP Donor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to make a gift through a donor-advised fund or another method.
Sorry - tiles are text-only, so that means no images or emojis.
We will follow up with you in the coming months to get the wording for your tile inscription and then begin fabrication. These tiles will be installed at KEXP later in 2023 - we'll keep you updated on our plans and progress via email!
Here's how you can pinpoint the exact location of your tile, or check out photos of the finished wall if you're unable to visit in person.
Support from tile donations will help provide the funding KEXP needs to stay on top of change while remaining rooted in our community and our mission. Listener power helps us keep doing what we do, each and every day. At the same time, we are excited to make investments that will deepen and sharpen that work. We have big ideas, but we need a boost to do more and to do better while maintaining what we’ve already built. Your support will help keep KEXP both rooted and resilient, able to do right by our current programs while staying responsive to future shifts in the music world, in technology, and in the communities we serve.
For any questions not addressed here, please reach out to email@example.com.