Friday, 20 December 2013 21:00

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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Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:24


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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
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 bi-national 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 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.

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Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:19

WNED ǀ WBFO Magazine

WNED ǀ WBFO Magazine is a monthly digital-only publication which features complete station program listings, feature stories, video sneak-peeks and more!  Members receive an email each month with a link granting them access to the magazine. We also offer .pdf listings for each station for easier printing.

To browse through the latest edition, click here.

Ready to sign up? Getting started is easy! Click here to sign up to receive WNED ǀ WBFO Magazine. Or you may call the Membership department at (716) 845-7038.



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