Tiny Donor: NPR CEO Katherine Mahers campaign donations went only to Democrats


National Public Radio’s CEO Katherine Maher, who is facing criticism for progressive tweets and a video in which she says that seeking the truth may get in the way of working together, also turns out to have a history as a campaign donor according to Federal Election Commission records reviewed by The Center Square.

While she has been an infrequent and miniscule donor, all of her donations have gone to Democrats, perhaps providing more fodder for her critics.

All of her donations were recorded before she took the helm of NPR.

Her only large donation was $1500 to Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello in 2017.

Her only donation to a political action committee was $500 to Fair Fight PAC, started by failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams who disputed her election results.

The most frequent recipient of her donations was Virginia State Senator Jennifer Carroll Foy to whom she donated $25 nine times.

Her smallest recorded donation was $19. She made a total of 19 donations between 2016 and 2022.