WNED | WBFO relies upon membership support to help provide our community with quality television and radio programming. Please join, renew your membership, or contribute an additional gift by using our secure online donation process. When you donate, consider Monthly Giving.
Each station has its own membership, so if you enjoy more than one of our stations, please consider supporting each of them.
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WNED | WBFO Membership Levels
WNED Membership starts at $35 per year. WBFO Membership starts at $60 per year.
• Membership $35-299
Receive all membership benefits plus MemberCard, newsletter and donor events.
• Leadership Circle $1,000-2,499
Receive all above benefits plus Lending Library, donor lunches and more donor events.
• Benefactor’s Society $2,500-4,999
Receive all above benefits plus station tours upon request, Music Library lunches and more donor events.
• President’s Council $5,000+
Receive all above benefits plus annual dinner with President, invitation to sit in live studio audience for televised election debates, lunch with radio personality upon request, day on set of local production upon request and even more donor events.
Check with your employer to see if they match employee or retiree contributions. The following companies have matched employee/retiree gifts to WNED|WBFO. We are grateful to these businesses and to their employees and retirees who choose to support public broadcasting in this way.
If you have questions about WNED|WBFO’s Matching Gift program, please contact Member Services.
Please use the following addresses if you prefer to mail matching gift forms:
Membership – Matching Gifts
PO Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263
Membership – Matching Gifts
PO Box 399
Fort Erie, ON L2A 5N1
Note that the companies below have previously matched donor gifts.
Check with your Human Resources division to see if your company could join this list.
American Refining Group
Bank of America
Bell Atlantic (now Verizon)
Bon Ton, The
Cingular Wireless (now AT&T)
Federated Department Stores (formerly Kauffman’s, now Macy’s)
Johnson & Johnson
J.P. Morgan Chase
May Department Stores (formerly Kauffman’s, now Macy’s)
McKinsey & Company
Mutual of New York
National Starch & Chemical
NYNEX (now Verizon)
When you make your contribution, consider Monthly Giving. By joining our community of monthly donors you become a vital partner in public broadcasting. Monthly contributions provide us with a stable source of income essential to our mission to provide programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate.
As a monthly giver, your contributions automatically come from your bank account or from your debit or credit card. It makes supporting public broadcasting so easy. Your membership will always be current. You won't receive renewal reminders in the mail. And you won't have to remember to write another check/cheque - all while providing reliable funding for the programs you love. Monthly Giving is easy for you, and great for WNED|WBFO!
Monthly contributions start at just $5.00 per month. Your monthly gift will be automatically deducted from your bank account or credit card each month until you tell us to stop. An annual statement will be provided in late January for tax purposes.
Giving stock is a great way to support WNED|WBFO! Using appreciated stock or mutual funds is a tax-wise way to fund your gift to public broadcasting.
First, you avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. Second, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Subtracting the tax savings from what you originally paid for the stock can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. This is an excellent vehicle for stock that has appreciated substantially in value.
Your gift of stock also brings with it WNED|WBFO membership, with benefit levels corresponding to the amount of the gift.
How to give stock
Stock and mutual funds may also be used to fund charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Please complete our Legacy Society Request for Information.