Have a question? Get the answers to some frequently-asked questions about our membership options and member thank-you gifts.

NOTE: If your question relates to CPT12 Passport, our newest member benefit, please visit our Passport FAQ page.

general questions

How do I update my contact information?

You can change your e-mail and/or home address by:

  • filling out our update your contact information form online;
  • calling our Membership Services Office at 303.296.1212 (or toll free at 1.800.727.8812) during business hours; or
  • mailing your address change to:

Colorado Public Television
P.O. Box 1740
Denver, CO 80201-1740

When does my membership expire?

If you made a one-time donation, your membership is good for one year from the date that you make your pledge. You should receive a renewal notice several months before your membership expires.

If you donated on a monthly basis (became a CPT12 Sustainer), your membership never expires and automatically renews each year.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Contributions to Colorado Public Television are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The fair market value of any thank-you gifts received are not deductible. Anyone who makes a donation of $75 or more for a thank-you gift will be mailed a tax statement in January, showing their total contributions for the year and the fair market value of any gifts received. Anyone who makes a donation of $250 or more with no thank-you gift request will also be mailed a tax statement in January. Please consult your tax adviser.

I have already sent in my contribution. Why did I get another notice?

To use as much of your donation for programming as possible, we print and send out renewal notices in bulk. This requires several weeks for a renewal letter to get printed and mailed. Your contribution and our notice probably crossed in the mail.

I still have three months left on my membership. Why are you sending me a renewal notice now?

It is so important that we keep our members that we start sending out renewal notices in advance of your membership expiration date. If you renew early, you will still get a full year’s membership; membership will be extended for a full year.

How can I cancel my membership?

Your membership will expire in one year, but if you have recently made a pledge and need to cancel it, you have the following options:

  • If you made a pledge WITHOUT a thank-you gift:
    Please contact our Membership Services Office online or by calling 303.296.1212 (or toll free at 1.800.727.8812) within 14 days of your pledge. Your credit card will be credited within two business days or you will be issued a refund check.
  • If you made a pledge WITH a thank-you gift:
    Please contact our Membership Services Office online or by calling 303.296.1212 (or toll free at 1.800.727.8812) within 14 days of your pledge. If your gift has not yet been mailed, your credit card will be credited within two business days or you will be issued a refund check. If your gift has already been mailed, you will need to return it to Colorado Public Television – unopened and unused – within 30 days. Once the gift has been received, your membership pledge will be credited in full.

CPT12 Sustainer questions

What is a CPT12 Sustainer?

A Sustainer is a member whose support automatically renews annually with ongoing contributions transferred monthly from a designated bank account or credit card.

What is the difference between a Sustainer Membership and an installment pledge?

The most important difference between a sustaining membership and installment pledge is that the sustaining membership automatically renews each year and never expires, while the installment pledge ends when your pledge is fulfilled, meaning that you will need to pledge again in order to keep your CPT12 membership active.

What is the difference between a Sustainer and a regular member?

A regular (or one-time) membership is only good for one year, while a Sustaining membership never expires and automatically renews each year.

As a Sustainer can I receive a thank-you gift?

Yes, sustainers are eligible to receive a thank-you gift (or gifts) that are equivalent to your annual giving level.

How can I change or discontinue my ongoing giving?

You can increase, decrease, or discontinue your support at any time by contacting the CPT12 membership office online or by phone at 303.296.1212 during business hours (9am-5pm weekdays).

How can I update the credit/debit card or checking account information on my Sustainer Membership?

You can make updates to your information at any time by calling the CPT12 membership office at 303.296.1212 during business hours (9am-5pm weekdays).

If my card expiration date changed but my card number did not change, do I need to give you the card number again?

CPT12 adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to its handling of member credit and debit card account information. Payment regulations require that CPT12 not store your actual credit card information on its servers. So, when you provide your new expiration date we will also need the card number.

How can I make a one-time donation in addition to my monthly giving?

Please visit our one-time donation page or call 1.800.690.5234 (24 hours a day) to make an additional gift. Thank you!

As an ongoing Sustainer, how can I get one of the thank-you gifts that CPT12 is now offering?

We would be happy to send you the thank-you gift of your choice. You are eligible to receive a thank-you gift(s) of equal value to your total annual pledge amount.

Please contact the CPT12 membership office online or by phone at 303.296.1212 during business hours (9am-5pm weekdays) to let us know what gift you would like and we’ll confirm your eligibility.

As a Sustainer is my contribution still eligible for a match if I work for a Matching Gift company?

Yes, the match will be based on the full amount of your contribution. Companies participating in the Matching Gift program will only match once your entire contribution is received in full.

thank-you gift questions

How long does it take to receive my thank-you gift?

Some thank-you gifts may take up to 6 weeks from the point of payment to be delivered.

If you are paying on an installment plan, we must receive at least half of the pledge amount before shipping your gift.

If you are a CPT12 Sustainer (making an ongoing monthly donation), your gift will be approved after the first payment.

If you selected tickets to an event as your gift, please be assured that you will receive your tickets well in advance of the show (and will receive a phone call on the day they are mailed so you will know when to expect them).

Can you tell me a little more about pledge ticket offers?

CPT12 receives a limited block of tickets from the concert promoter, and assigns the tickets on a first-come first-served basis. Most of the promoters we work with can accommodate requests for handicapped seating, but please contact Membership Services online or by calling 303.296.1212 well in advance so we can make arrangements, as availability is limited.

After your credit card is charged, you will receive an email receipt confirming that you will receive the tickets you requested. If you did not provide an email address, you will receive a pledge confirmation by mail within a week of the credit card charge.

Tickets are mailed a minimum of two weeks before the concert date and a CPT12 representative will call to notify you when they are mailed. Occasionally, circumstances do not allow enough time to send tickets by mail. In this case a CPT12 representative will call to notify you that your tickets will be held for you at will-call. If your ticket package includes another item such as a DVD or CD, this item may be mailed to you separately.

My thank-you gift was damaged. Will Colorado Public Television replace it?

Colorado Public Television will replace damaged or defective items that are returned to the station within 30 days of receipt. Contact Membership Services online or by phone at 303.296.1212 (or toll free at 1.800.727.8812) during business hours.

Your membership pledge will be credited in full once your thank you gift has been returned – unopened and unused – to Colorado Public Television.

CPT12 Passport questions

If your question relates to CPT12 Passport, our newest member benefit, please visit our Passport FAQ page.