Day Sponsor Event - May 15th


All current WEKU Day Sponsors (Donors who have given $180 or more in the last year) are invited to attend WEKU's Day Sponsor Event with well-known author and NPR Political Commentator, Cokie Roberts. May 15th, from 6pm-8pm at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington. The evening will include a book signing and special taping of Eastern Standard. Please RSVP with the form below.


Where do I go? What do I do?

There will be signs to the Terrace Ballroom inside the main entrance to the Griffin Gate Marriott on Newtown Pike near I75. The registration table is outside the ballroom. Book table to claim fund-drive thank you gifts and to purchase other titles if desired. Two drinks per-person (beer, wine, soft drinks) - drink tickets are required. Nametags are for ID within the party, there will be other events at the hotel. Food choices: cheese board (with various crackers), fruit and veggie tray. Tandoori chicken skewers and pork pot stickers will be served from 5:45 - 7:45. Bar drinks can be purchased at the hotel lobby bar and brought into the reception once purchased.

I asked for a book during the fund drive ...

Books will be available for pick-up that night. The recipient will need to sign for them. If they cannot come to the event, they will be mailed within a week after the event.

What's the "other event" she's in-town for?

Tuesday morning Cokie is the featured speaker for the Women Leading Kentucky annual conference. Registration for that event is still open - call 859 243-5551. Details of that day's events at

How do I set up my Day Sponsorship?

Any questions about contribution status Call Julie Tennill during normal business hours M-F 8 am - 3 pm at 859 622 1661

How can I talk to Cokie personally?

Due to her popularity we expect a large crowd. The book signing table is your best opportunity (you do not have to purchase a book or have one to sign to get in line). We will try to accommodate everyone in line before starting the evening's announcements and show recording. She will also take your questions from the floor once the show recording begins.

I might be running late ...

That will be fine. Food and beverage service should continue well into the 7 pm hour. Please be mindful that we will be recording the program for live broadcast and be quiet as you come and go.


We will have an answer on that availability by Monday night.