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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Colleen Miller
Director of Leadership and Legacy Giving Programs

$5,000 or more
Presidents Council

Benefactor's Society benefits plus:
  • Annual Dinner with WNED President
  • Lunch with WNED 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:
  • 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
Join the Benefactor's Society Now, select a station to support
 TelevisionClassical RadioWBFO Radio

$1,000 - $2,499
Leadership Circle

  • WNED | WBFO Member Card
  • Society Briefings newsletter
  • Station Tours upon request
  • Invitation to donor appreciation lunches
  • Personal attention to your membership needs, with direct access to the director
Join the Leadership Circle 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

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.