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Foundation Support
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
716-845-7031
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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.

Email

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.

Phone

(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.

Mail

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

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

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

Canada:
 WNED | WBFO
 PO Box 25080
 Station A
 Toronto, ON M5W 2X8

 

Published in Membership
Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:32

Privacy Policy

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Adopted July 30, 1999, Board of Trustees

 

 

 

Published in Membership
Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:12

Member Benefits

WNED | WBFO Member Card

Support your favorite programs and enjoy special savings!

With your gift of $10 per month or $120 per year or more, WNED | WBFO offers you the chance to become a card-carrying member with the MemberCard. The card provides you with discounts at businesses that share your commitment to public broadcasting in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

  • 2-for-1 savings at over 200 binational restaurants, performances and cultural attractions
  • every-time savings at select online stores
  • access to thousands of benefits nationwide

Get your WNED | WBFO MemberCard with a contribution today!

Visit MemberCard.com to get an updated list of participating businesses.

Sign up now for to receive the most up-to-date information about new or changed benefits. You'll receive an email if there are updates for WNED | WBFO.

Published in Membership
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:15

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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Published in Major Gifts

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.