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ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV continues its commitment to quality health and wellness programming. Also in the mix are outstanding news and information shows as well as independent films with a global perspective.
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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.
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Call 1-855-444-9633 or click here to submit form. Canadian cars accepted.
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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.
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Colleen Miller, Director of Major and Planned Giving Programs716-845-7031
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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.
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.
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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WNED|WBFO collects contact information for the purpose of promotion and solicitation. WNED|WBFO does on occasion exchange its donor list with like-minded not-for-profit organizations, to reach new audiences and potential members. All exchanges follow the guidelines of the WNYPBA List Exchange Policy below.
Western New York Public Broadcasting Association List Exchange Policy
Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA) will not exchange its membership or donor file with any political party or politically motivated organization for any purpose, including and most notably donor prospecting or solicitation.
WNYPBA will only exchange selected membership or donor names with not-for-profit or arts/cultural organizations with similar mission, for the purpose of expanding its prospective donor base. WNYPBA will not trade (nor does it expect to receive in return) member/donor telephone numbers or donor histories.
WNYPBA will, on occasion and with the assistance of a commercial list broker, rent names of magazine subscribers and catalogue shoppers. The selected publication lists must be relevant to WNYPBA’s programming, or must reflect the psychographics of WNYPBA’s audience.
WNYPBA members may request that their name not be traded. The member or his/her assign must make this request, by contacting WNYPBA’s membership department. This information is printed on the masthead of each issue of WNYPBA’s membership magazine.
Any third party service provider (list broker, direct mail house or consultant) must abide by WNYPBA’s policy, and will only be engaged by WNYPBA if it agrees to allow WNYPBA full control over list exchange decisions. Such requests must be made in writing to the Director of Membership or President/CEO.
Adopted July 30, 1999, Board of Trustees
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.
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