TeleFund, Summer Spectacular, and WinterPledge

KET is proud to bring you the best in informative, engaging, and entertaining broadcast programs throughout the year. TeleFund (March), Summer Spectacular (August), and WinterPledge (December) are KET’s on-air membership drives that provide funds to purchase and produce programs you enjoy year-round.

Tell KET which programs matter to you with your gift

During these membership drives, KET invites you to tell us with your gift the programs you value most; your vote then helps determine the new broadcast season and budget. This is the easiest way to renew your support — or become the newest member of the KET family. You can also receive exclusive thank-you gifts, including tickets to concerts and other unique KET experiences.

Call 1-800-866-0366. Up next: WinterPledge: November 30 – December 8

Thanks to Our Volunteers for Telefund 2019

Thank you to the following organizations for volunteering to answer the phones, donating food for our volunteers, or making in-kind donations in support of Telefund 2019.

East Kentucky AIA

Phone Bank Volunteers
AARP Kentucky
Alltech, Inc.
American Institute of Architects – East Kentucky Chapter
Bank of the Bluegrass
Bluegrass Ceili Academy
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Bluegrass Cycling Club
Frankfort-Lexington chapter of The Links, Inc.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs – Kentucky
The Junior League of Lexington
Kentucky Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors
Lexington Medical Society
Lexington Senior Citizens Center
Rotary Club of Lexington
South Laurel Juniorettes
Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Ky., Inc.
US Bank
Valvoline, Inc.
Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, LLC

In-kind Donors
AP Suggins Bar and Grill
Bella Notte Italian Trattoria
Bluegrass Catering
Bryant’s Rent-All
City BBQ
Columbia Steakhouse
DaRae & Friends Catering
G & J Pepsi Cola Bottlers
Good Foods Co-Op
J. Render’s BBQ
Joe Bologna’s Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant
Johnny Carino’s
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Olive Garden
Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants
Puccini’s Smiling Teeth Pizzeria
Red State Barbeque
Selma’s Catering
Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky
Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen

Volunteers are welcome

Our fundraisers TeleFund, Summer Spectacular, and WinterPledge are also celebrations of community and welcome some 1,000 volunteers annually to answer donor calls. For groups and companies, these drives offer unique opportunities to build morale and awareness of the nation’s largest public television network. For more information, contact Bobbie Owen at 1-859-258-7221 or

Sponsorship and In-kind opportunities

Sponsors and in-kind donors also make these drives successful.

Explore Sponsorships or contact Jessica Leith at 1-859-258-7222 or