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Thinking about selling your car, boat, motorcycle, truck or other vehicle?  Donate it to WNED|WBFO instead.  Select which station you would like to support, call the toll free number or click to fill out the web form and the rest is taken care of, including pick-up, at no cost to you.  Once your vehicle has been sold, you'll be sent a receipt for your tax records, and the sale proceeds will be donated to the station of your choice.

  

       Call 1-866-789-8627 or click here to submit form.

                   

                          Call 1-866-789-8627 or click here to submit form.

 

                          Call 1-855-444-9633 or click here to submit form.  Canadian cars accepted.

 

  Frequently Asked Questions

What type of vehicles do you accept as donations?  We accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles, and RV's. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call the  toll-free number.

Is my car donation tax deductible? Vehicles donated will benefit whichever station you select, all which are nonprofit classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible. For more information, you can check out A Donor's Guide to Vehicle Donations(pdf).

What paperwork will I need for the DMV? You will need to sign a release of liability and donation confirmation. Our driver will provide you with all the necessary paperwork. Once you sign the release of liability, you have five days to mail it to the DMV. Our driver will provide you with the address.

What if I lost the title (pink slip)? As long as you are the legal titleholder, our driver can pick up the vehicle and have you sign a duplicate title, which he will provide.

What happens to the vehicles? The vehicles are sold at private auction. The proceeds are used to help support the station you select. Funds from vehicle donations help acquire and produce quality educational and entertainment programs and support our outreach efforts in the community.

Is my contribution still deductible under the new tax laws? Yes, under the new tax law effective in 2005, people who donate vehicles to charities can claim the actual amount for which the vehicle sells at auction. Previously, donors could claim the fair market value of the donated vehicle, regardless of how much money the vehicle sold for.

Do I get a receipt for my donation which shows how much money my car raised for WNED|WBFO?  Yes, you will be mailed a receipt that shows the amount your donated vechile brought in at auction.  You should expect to have your recpeit of sale about four-eight weeks after you donate your vehicle.

 

For more information please contact:

Colleen Miller, Director of Major and Planned Giving Programs
716-845-7031
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There are many ways to give as you plan for your future and the future of family, friends and your favorite charities and community assets.  We hope you will include WNED|WBFO in those plans.

Below you will find a variety of gift planning techniques.  Always consult with your attorney, CPA and/or financial advisor as you select the gift plan most advantageous for you.

Once you inform WNED|WBFO that you have made a bequest or other planned gift, you become a member of The WNED|WBFO Legacy Society.

 

 

 

 

Ways to Give 

Bequest:  Promise a legacy gift without affecting your current cash flow by naming The WNED Foundation in your will, living trust, or IRA.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Make a large gift, protected by a trust and create a flexible source of retirement income for life.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust:  Make a large gift, protected by a trust, and receive a fixed-income payout each year for life.
Testamentary Life Income Gift: Structure a gift within your estate plan and benefit both The WNED Foundation with a legacy and your family with income.
Charitable Lead Trust:  Working with advisors, create a legacy gift that helps pass appreciated assets to family members while contributing cash to WNED.
Retained Life Estate:  Make your legacy a donation of a residence while keeping the right to continue living there throughout your lifetime.

 

Assets You Can Give 

Cash:  Maximizes charitable deduction and provides immediate benefit to WNED.
Appreciated Securities:  Makes use of the IRS’ tax break on capital gains and puts the appreciated value created to work for WNED.
Real Estate:  Can make a substantial gift when residential, commercial, or undeveloped property qualifies for transfer to The WNED Foundation.
Insurance Policies:  Policies that are no longer needed in your family’s future can help secure WNED’s.
*Retirement Plans:  IRAs, 401(k) s, and the like, can make a tax-advantaged legacy gift.  Promising the balance to The WNED Foundation may benefit your heirs

 

For more information contact:
Colleen Miller, Director of Major and Plannned Giving Programs
716-845-7031
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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:


 

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  • 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 more information please contact

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

     

     

 

 

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

 

For more information please contact

Colleen Miller
Director, Major and Planned Giving Programs
      716-845-7031
Colleen Miller at WNED dot org

 

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

 

For more information please contact

Colleen Miller
Director, Major and Planned Giving Programs
      716-845-7031
Colleen Miller at WNED dot org

 

 

 

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.

 

For more information please contact

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

 

 

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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WNED|WBFO

 

LEGACY SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP LIST

 

 

 

Charlotte C. Acer

 

Margeuretta M. Allen

 

Drs. Charles W. & Beverly Bishop

 

Barbara A. Brucklier *

 

Mr. & Mrs. David H. Carnahan

 

Dr. Scott Phillips & Ms. Mary C. Carroll

 

Ruth Cohan

 

Meryl Cole *

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael & Marilyn Collins

 

Patricia Grimes & Richard Cowper

 

Edward B. Crohn *

 

Mabel Dahlquist *

 

Laura Damon

 

Mason O. & Louise P Damon *

 

Roberta & Roger Dayer

 

Mary M. Dillon *

 

Gloria Baretta Dux *

 

William Fahlbusch *

 

Marion S. Fay

 

Irene Fennay *

 

Floyd F. Fried Sr. *

 

Charles & Betty Gerlock

 

Robert W. Glenn *

 

Sturgen H. Glenn

 

Lino Gobbi

 

Patricia Graham

 

Dr. James Grunebaum & and Dr. Penelope Prentice

 

Robert M. Hartung *

 

Marilyn J. Hillman *

 

Elizabeth A. Hoheisel*

 

Steuart P. Holder *

 

Charles N. Hubble *

 

Carol Ann Jaworski*

 

Geraldine F. Karny *

 

Betty W. Lee *

 

Anne Lindsey

 

Donna Mae Linfield *

 

Donald I. MacDavid *

 

Norman E. Mack II *

 

Marie A. Marshall

 

Donald Bruce Morrison *

 

Harold F. & Lucille M. Peterson *

 

Shirley A. Phillips *

 

Catherine I. Pollack *

 

Eleanor F. Richards *

 

Heather Rohrer

 

Dr. Richard J. and Maureen W. Saab

 

Anna L. Schneckenburger *

 

Kathleen C. Seibold

 

Harriet B. Stewart *

 

David & Janet E. Popp Stout

 

Stephen Moncada Street *

 

Ann D. Sutton

 

Luba S. Taylorson *

 

Sharon Lynn Thibodeau *

 

Mary Tzetzo *

 

James & Michal Wadsworth

 

Mary Elisabeth Wallace *

 

Sue M. Wardynski

 

Robert K. Willmott *

 

Leonard Willschick

 

Kenneth Albert Wiltshire *

 

 

 

*deceased

 

 

 

 

RECOGNITION

 

 

 

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.