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The Texas Tribune Festival, happening Sept. 22-24 in downtown Austin, is a favorite experience for Tribune members each year. Join us to hear from what will be 300+ thought leaders and decision makers from the worlds of politics, government, technology, media and beyond in a program designed to surprise and challenge you.

TribFest offers special perks to Tribune members who donate $35 or more a year:

  • Registration discount
  • Access to members-only experiences
  • Priority access at select venues
  • Invites to exclusive programming and events
  • Premium seating at opening and closing keynotes
  • And so much more!

Donate to become a Texas Tribune member and enjoy special perks at TribFest when you give $35 or more a year. If you’re already a member, buy your ticket today to claim your TribFest member experience.

Member - Donate up to $49/year

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  • Our utmost gratitude and a special place on our growing donor wall.

Informed member - Donate $50 to $99/year

Benefits include all of the above, plus special perks at Texas Tribune Festival, our annual meeting of the brightest minds in politics and policy.

Member ticket-holders at TribFest get the ultimate Festival experience — a registration discount, access to members-only experiences, priority access at select venues, invites to exclusive programming and events, premium seating at opening and closing keynotes, and so much more. Buy your ticket to take advantage of special member perks at the Festival.

Engaged member - Donate $100 to $499/year

Benefits include all of the above, plus invites to quarterly members-only events to connect you with our newsroom, fellow Tribune members and influential Texans.

Involved member - Donate $500 to $999/year

Benefits include all of the above, plus discounted rental rates for our Studio 919 event space.

Giving circles

Circle members provide sustainable support with three-year commitments to fund our newsroom. Members receive all of the Involved benefits plus access to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes information. Read more about the Circle Membership

  • Editor’s Circle - $1,000/year for three years
  • Leadership Circle - $2,500/year for three years
  • Chairman’s Circle - $5,000/year for three years
  • Founders’ Circle - $10,000/year for three years

Business membership

Make a contribution in your organization's name and join a roster of community-minded businesses supporting our public interest newsroom. Members are featured on a support page with link to business site, mentioned on The Brief, and receive an official Texas Tribune Business Member decal and card. Read more about the Business Membership

  • Hat's Off - $500/year
  • Lone Star - $1,500/year
  • Big Tex - $2,500/year
Why members give

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“#ISupportTexasTribune because they do great political reporting in Texas!”


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“#ISupportTexasTribune because we need good journalism in our 2nd largest state.”


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sustaining membership?

A sustaining membership means your donation recurs automatically on a monthly or yearly basis via credit card. This provides the Tribune with the sort of predictable revenue that allows us to plan budgets a few years at a time, and it helps eliminate renewal mailings or lapses in your membership.

How can I renew my membership?

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Can I send my donation by mail?

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What if I want to give more?

For three-year commitments of $1,000 or more, join our Circle Membership program. To make a tax-deductible gift in the name of a business, contact April Hinkle to join our Business Membership program.

For corporate sponsorships and business membership, contact:

April Hinkle

Chief Revenue Officer


For major gifts or
grants, contact:

Terry Quinn

Chief Development Officer


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