The WNED|WBFO Legacy Society was established to honor friends and members who have planned for WNED|WBFO’s future through a bequest intention or other planned gift.
All legacy gifts are entrusted to THE WNED FOUNDATION and invested and managed professionally. Each year, the board of trustees of the foundation, appropriates a portion of the investment portfolio’s earnings to WNED|WBFO’s ongoing operations.
By informing WNED|WBFO of your intent to make a legacy gift, you will join the growing list of these vital supporters.
An area in WNED|WBFO’s main corridor has been designated for the WNED|WBFO Legacy member’s recognition.
All donors who have advised WNED|WBFO of their legacy intention (regardless of size) and who have completed the WNED|WBFO Legacy Society enrollment form are added to the legacy wall.
Additional recognition naming opportunities are considered on a case by case basis.
To become a member of The WNED|WBFO Legacy Society:
Director of Major & Planned Giving Programs
Click on the enrollment form link below, complete the form and mail to:
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202
or fax form to:
Colleen Miller at 716-845-7036
WNED operates with the support of our members, who are truly the backbone of the organization. They provide many of the resources needed to cover basic expenses -- everything from our electric bill to our PBS dues.
Although a membership costs as little as $35, some members have the capability and interest to do more for public broadcasting in Western New York and Southern Ontario. Donors who make an annual contribution of at least $300 provide the support WNED needs to go beyond day-to-day operations and plan for the future. These members are enrolled in one of the following Major Giving Clubs:
Founder’s Society $300 - $999
Leadership Circle $1,000 -$4,999
President’s Council $5,000 and up
Members who give at these levels also receive special benefits. They are often invited to events that offer an insider’s view of upcoming programs, opportunities to meet public broadcasting personalities and much more!
For a contribution of $300 or more, you can join a growing list of leaders who make a significant difference. Your gift will help WNED produce, acquire and broadcast programs that enrich you personally as well as our entire community.
For more information about becoming a member of a WNED Major Giving Club, contact:
Director, WNED President’s Council, Leadership Circle, Founder’s Society & Legacy Society at 716-845-7031
Community Service … Teambuilding … Camaraderie … Fun … Awareness
Join the many volunteers who help make WNED | WBFO come alive through station promotion, community outreach and fundraising activities. Join this dynamic group of people to give a hand or learn new skills. Work with fantastic people and contribute to a valuable community resource, your PBS station WNED ǀ WBFO. It’s fun! It’s challenging! It’s creative!
Whatever your interest, there’s a role for you. Previous experience is not necessary — we’ll train you.
TV and Radio Campaigns
During the campaigns, volunteers record pledges called in by viewers/listeners. The task is essential, but also great fun. Refreshments are provided. Open to volunteers age 15 or older.
Volunteers help out with our special events. Recent examples include the Antique’s Home Show, Blues Bash, Buffalo City Forum presentations, and premieres of WNED ǀ WBFO-produced productions.
Bring in your Group: Our ‘Thank You’ Package
Would you like to see your organization featured on TV?
WNED ǀ WBFO offers a prime opportunity for organizations that provide 10 or more volunteers for TV Membership Campaigns.
As a thank you, each group receives:
Find out more:
Or by mail:
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: (716) 845-7025
Information For Our Volunteers (pdf - 317kb)
Connecting Your Business with People Who Shape Western New York and Southern Ontario
Delivering the highest concentration of educated, affluent and influential citizens, WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well TV, WBFO-FM 88.7 and Classical 94.5 WNED offer unparalleled marketing opportunities in Western New York and Southern Ontario.
Your company's sponsorship messages provide you with an unrivaled reach to an influential, well-positioned, highly educated audience. Your message will reach into the homes, automobiles and offices of consumer and business decision makers that regard your message as a statement of character from a company that supports public broadcasting just like they do.
Our listeners and viewers are your clients, customers, patrons and employees. They will respond to your message and visit your establishment, do business with you, and thank you for your support of public broadcasting. It's a testament to the incredible loyalty which public broadcasting enjoys - a loyalty that is unique in the marketing community.
Your sponsorship represents a unique opportunity for your company to enhance its corporate image and demonstrate a commitment to the community. You’ll be aligned with excellent, trusted programs and, at the same time, reach your specific target markets.
|Timeless Music||Timely News|
Our radio and television stations deliver news and entertainment, classical masterpieces and program specials that attract a highly desirable demographic.
WBFO-FM 88.7 carries trusted, national and international news including programs such as "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered "- while the station’s own team of award-winning radio journalists cover state and regional issues with the same insightful perspective.
Classical 94.5 WNED presents music for the heart, mind and spirit. It is an entertaining mix of classical music, combined with informative commentary, providing daily companionship, inspiration and respite from life’s stresses. The station serves as a guide to the local arts and cultural events, and its educational outreach programs, "Classics for Kids" and "From the Top" introduces classical music to the next generation.
WNED-TV and ThinkBright and Well / WORLD TV enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate our communities with programming 24 hours a day. "NOVA," "Frontline" and "PBS NewsHour" captivate the viewer; "Masterpiece!" entertains and delights; "Sesame Street" fuels the imagination of children of all ages.
A Dynamic Audience
Our stations attract a loyal audience from all walks of life. They are highly educated, culturally passionate and concerned about the issues facing their community and the world at large.
No Matter Where Your Business is Located, It Should Be Here
Request Underwriting and Sponsorship Information
Gordon Bayliss, Vice President, Sales and Marketing