Major Giving Clubs

WNED|WBFO 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|WBFO 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

Individuals who make an annual combined gift of $300 - $999 become members of the WNED|WBFO Founder’s Society.                        

Founder’s Society Membership Benefits:

  • WNED|WBFO Member Card
  • Invitation to 2 semi-annual donor events                                                                                                 
  • Quarterly Society Briefings newsletter
  • Personal attention to your membership needs, with direct access to the director.

  Leadership Circle

Individuals who make an annual combined gift of $1,000 - $2,499 become members of the WNED|WBFO Leadership Circle.

Leadership Circle Membership Benefits:

  • WNED|WBFO Member Card
  • Quarterly Society Briefings newsletter
  • Window decal for your vehicle
  • Station Tours upon request
  • Invitation to donor appreciation lunches
  • Access to WNED TV Lending Library
  • Invitation to 3 “members-only” events
  • Personal attention to your membership needs, with direct access to the director

  Benefactor's Society

Individuals who make an annual combined gift of $2,500 - $4,999 become members of the WNED|WBFO Benefactor's Society.

Benefactor's Society Membership Benefits:

  • WNED|WBFO Member Card
  • Quarterly Society Briefings newsletter
  • Invitation to 3 “members-only” events
  • Window decal for your car
  • Station Tours upon request
  • Invitation to donor appreciation lunches
  • Access to WNED TV Lending Library
  • Invitation to Classical 94.5 WNED library lunches with radio hosts and president Donald Boswell
  • Invitation to sit in live studio audience for televised election debates.
  • Personal attention to your membership needs, with direct access to the director

  President’s Council

Individuals who make an annual combined gift of $5,000 or more become members of the WNED|WBFO President's Council. 

The President’s Council members have made WNED|WBFO a top priority in their philanthropy.  They are invested stakeholders whose level of commitment is extraordinary and whose gifts make a dramatic impact on WNEDWBFO operations. 

President’s Council Membership Benefits:

  • WNED|WBFO Member Card
  • Quarterly Society Briefings newsletter
  • Invitation to 3 “members-only” events
  • Window decal for your car
  • Station Tours upon request
  • Invitation to donor appreciation lunches
  • Access to WNED TV Lending Library
  • Invitation to Classical 94.5 WNED library lunches with radio hosts and president Donald Boswell
  • Invitation to sit in live studio audience for televised election debates.
  • Annual Dinner with WNED President
  • Invitation to all WNED Preview Events
  • Lunch with WNED radio personality upon request
  • A day on the set of a local WNED-TV production upon request
  • Personal attention to your membership needs, with direct access to the director

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|WBFO Major Giving Club contact:

  Colleen Miller, Director of Major & Planned Giving Programs
 716-845-7031
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