Support WNED

Make an ongoing monthly donation to WNED|WBFO. Your Monthly Giving contribution continues uninterrupted for as long as you wish...


Thank-you gifts are our way of showing our appreciation for your contribution.


When you make your contribution, join the WNED|WBFO Monthly Giving program with a sustaining gift.

Your sponsorship represents a unique opportunity for your company to enhance its corporate image while demonstrating a commitment to the community.

Join the many volunteers who help make WNED come alive through station promotion, community outreach and fund-raising activities!

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Membership Levels

Donate, Join or Renew Now

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.

• Donate, Join, Renew!

WNED | WBFO Membership Levels

WNED Membership starts at $35 per year. WBFO Membership starts at $60 per year.

• Membership $35-299

Receive the monthly digital guide via email, and the MemberCard at $120+

Founder’s Society $300-999

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.

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Thank You Gifts

Check back for featured thank you gifts during our next membership campaign!


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Matching Gifts

Double your donation, at no cost to you!

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

Make your donation now.

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.

Abbott Laboratories
Air Products
Akzo Nobel
Allied Signal
American Refining Group
Axa Foundation
Bank of America
Bell Atlantic (now Verizon)
Bon Ton, The
Buffalo News
Chase Manhattan
Cingular Wireless (now AT&T)
Citizens Bank
Colgate Palmolive
Eli Lilly
Federated Department Stores (formerly Kauffman’s, now Macy’s)
GE Foundation
General Mills
Global Impact
Graphic Control
Home Depot
John Hancock
Johnson & Johnson
J.P. Morgan Chase
Key Foundation
Lucent Technologies
May Department Stores (formerly Kauffman’s, now Macy’s)
Manulife Financial
Merrill Lynch
Mobil Foundation
McGraw Hill
McKinsey & Company
Mutual of New York
National Fuel
National Starch & Chemical
Niagara Mohawk
Norfolk Southern
NYNEX (now Verizon)
NRG Global
Oxy Petroleum
Phelps Dodge
Pitney Bowes
Quest Diagnostics
RJ Reynolds
St. Gobain
SBC Foundation
Special Metals
Telecordia Technologies
Traveler’s Foundation
United Way
West Group

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Monthly Giving

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!

To start your monthly contribution, choose "ongoing Monthly Giving" as your payment option on our secure donation forms. To change your existing monthly contribution, please contact Membership.

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.

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Stock Gifts

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
To avoid exposure to capital gains tax, the stock must be transferred to WNED|WBFO. We then sell the stock from our account. Stockbrokers require delivery instructions in writing. To make a stock gift to WNED|WBFO, contact Colleen Miller, Director of Major and Planned Giving, (716) 845-7031 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . When you contact us, please provide your name, name of the stock you are donating, the number of shares, and the station(s) you wish to support. 

Mutual Funds
If you are transferring a Mutual Fund Asset, please contact Colleen Miller, Director of Major and Planned Giving, (716) 845-7031 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  prior to initiating the transaction. Mutual Fund Assets require special handling.

Legacy Gifts
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.

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Supporting WNED ǀ WBFO


When you make your membership contribution, consider becoming a WNED ǀ WBFO Studio Partner. Your contribution becomes an automatic monthly withdrawal on your credit card or bank account.  Set it and forget it! It takes little effort, and your dollars will go a long way to support the programming you love on WNED ǀ WBFO. When completing your pledge click on the box to automatically renew your pledge annually. WNED ǀ WBFO does not sell, rent or trade its membership lists with political organizations. WNED ǀ WBFO does on occasion exchange its membership list with like-minded not-for-profit organizations, to reach new audiences and potential members. For more information, please review our official List Exchange Policy.