Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:10


WNED|WBFO's audience remains our largest and most important source of funding.

When you make your donation, consider becoming a WNED ǀ WBFO Monthly Giver. It takes little effort, and your dollars will go a long way to support the programming you love.

Each station has its own membership, so if you enjoy more than one of our stations, please consider supporting each of them.

To renew your membership,select your favorite station(s) below:


Published in Membership
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 16:03

Vehicle Donation

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
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Published in Major Gifts
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 17:14

Underwriting - Watch and Listen


These are samples of our television sponsors' messages, using their B-roll video or digital photos

to produce these spots at no-charge. The radio spots are also produced at no-charge. 


For-profit TV Sponsor / Winery

Non-profit TV Sponsor / Museum


For-profit Radio Sponsor

Auto Dealer

Non-profit Radio Sponsor

Art Guild


For-profit TV Sponsor / Tour

Non-profit TV Sponsor /Performance


For-profit Radio Sponsor

Business Exposition Event

Non-profit Radio Sponsor



For-profit TV Sponsor / Automotive

Non-profit TV Sponsor / Concert



 No Matter Where Your Business is Located, It Should Be Here




Underwriting Home>>

Request Underwriting and Sponsorship Information
Gordon Bayliss, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
716-845-2201 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Published in Underwriting
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 15:11

Bequests and Planned Gifts


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
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Published in Major Gifts
Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:54

Membership Help

Our business hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. You may reach us via email, phone or mail.


Please complete our Membership Contact form. Your email will be answered within 24 hours, on business days.
During peak times, this may extend to 48 hours. If you do not receive a response in that time, please check your junk/spam folder.


(716) 845-7038
(800) 678-1873 toll free

Your telephone call may be answered by voice mail during peak business hours.
Please leave your name and telephone number, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.


Send letters to:
 United States:  
 WNED | WBFO Membership  
 PO Box 1263  
 Buffalo,  NY 14240-1263  

 WNED | WBFO Membership
 PO Box 399
 Fort Erie, ON L2A 5N1

Send payments to:
United States:   
 PO Box 806  
 Buffalo, NY 14240-0806                                

 PO Box 25080
 Station A
 Toronto, ON M5W 2X8


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