Leadership Giving

WNED|WBFO operates with the support of our members, who are truly the backbone of the organization. Some members have the capability and interest in making WNED|WBFO a priority in their philanthropy.  These leaders are invested stakeholders whose annual support makes a dramatic impact on WNED|WBFO operations.
 
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Contact:

Colleen Miller
Director of Leadership and Legacy Giving Programs
716-845-7031
cmiller@wned.org

$10,000 or above
Chairman's Club

President's Council Benefits Plus:
  • A pair of complimentary tickets to all special events
Join the Chairman's Club Now, select a station to support
 TelevisionClassical RadioWBFO Radio

$5,000 - $9,999
President's Council

Benefactor's Society benefits plus:
  • Annual dinner with WNED | WBFO President and CEO, Donald Boswell
  • Lunch with WNED | WBFO radio personality upon request
  • A day on the set of a local WNED-TV production upon request
Join the President's Council Now, select a station to support
 TelevisionClassical RadioWBFO Radio

$2,500 - $4,999
Benefactor's Society

Leadership Circle Benefits Plus:
  • Annual lunch with WNED | WBFO President and CEO, Donald Boswell
  • Invitation to be a part of live studio audience for televised election debates
Join the Benefactor's Society Now, select a station to support
 TelevisionClassical RadioWBFO Radio

$1,000 - $2,499
Leadership Circle

Founder's Society benefits plus:
  • Station tours upon request                                                                        
  • Invitation to regular speaker series luncheons
Join the Leadership Circle Now, select a station to support
 TelevisionClassical RadioWBFO Radio

$300 - $999
Founder's Society

Benefits:
  • WNED | WBFO MemberCard
  • Quarterly “Leadership Report” newsletter
  • Invitation to annual donor event and screening
  • Personal attention to your membership needs, with direct access to program director and manager
Join the Founder's Society Now, select a station to support
 TelevisionClassical RadioWBFO Radio

“As past board chair, I was able to witness firsthand how responsibly and strategically membership dollars were used. That is why I renew my membership(s) each year at the President’s Council level.” 

–Bill Gisel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rich Products

Ed Gleason, member since 1984

“The only reason I own a radio is because of Classical 94.5 WNED and WBFO-FM 88.7.”

–Ed Gleason, member since 1984

Marion Fay, member since 1999

“Without classical music and good drama available on WNED | WBFO, there would be a large void in my life. Arts provide a balance to everyday cares and concerns.”

–Marion Fay, member since 1999

The Leadership Report

A quarterly update for members of WNED | WBFO's Leadership and Legacy Giving Programs

Members of the Leadership Giving clubs are invited to special members-only events throughout the year.

Downton Abbey Screening event
Attendees enjoy a formal tea and entertainment at a "Downton Abbey" screening event.
meet and greet with Judy Collins
Members of the Leadership Giving clubs enjoyed meeting Judy Collins at a recent meet and greet event.