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Membership

Members are the pure essence of public radio.  The biggest source of revenue for 88.1 WVPE Public Radio is our membership, which provides critical support for the station with more than 50% of overall funding. 

Annual membership begins at the time of your gift and continues for 12 months.  Memberships may be held individually, jointly by couple, or even anonymously.  Gifts may be given outright with cash, check, credit, securities, real estate, or property.  A contribution of any amount makes you a member of WVPE and you are helping to pay for the programming that you listen to and rely upon.  However, there are benefits of membership that begin at certain levels. 

Levels and benefits of membership:

$60+ ($30+ Seniors or students)

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 1 pair of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series events  (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)

$120+ General Membership

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 1 pair of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series events  (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)
  • WVPE Emergency Night Light

$240+ General Membership

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 1 pair of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series events  (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)
  • WVPE Polo Shirt OR WVPE Emergency Night Light

$365+ General Membership

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 1 pair of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series Events  (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)
  • A $50 gift certificate from your choice of either The Carriage House Dining Room in South Bend, IN, or Noa Noa Wood Grill & Sushi Bar in Warsaw, IN.

$500+ Leadership Circle Member

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 2 pairs of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series Events  (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)
  • A $50 gift certificate from your choice of either The Carriage House Dining Room in South Bend, IN, or Noa Noa Wood Grill & Sushi Bar in Warsaw, IN.
  • A Day Sponsorship

Day Sponsorship

Day sponsor messages air four times on the day of your choice and are a great way to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary, acknowledge a special occasion or announce a special event for your favorite non-profit.

The message airs once in each of WVPE’s day parts (Morning Drive, Mid Day, Afternoon Drive, and Evening) and is no more than 20 seconds in length.  Day sponsor messages must follow FCC guidelines for public radio.

To reserve the date or for assistance creating your message, call Kim Macon at (574) 262-5699.

Example:

“Support for this program comes from WVPE day sponsor Jane Doe, taking this opportunity to wish her husband John a happy birthday, with many happy returns.  More information about how you can become a day sponsor is online at wvpe.org”

 

Sustaining Membership

Sustaining Membership is an ongoing membership that automatically renews each year until you tell us otherwise.  Supporting WVPE is easy when you are a Sustaining Member.  You designate the amount to be charged to your credit card (Mastercard, Visa, or Discover).  It is then electronically deposited in the WVPE account and a record of your contributions will appear on your monthly statement.  Your statement will reflect that your contribution was to WVPE Public Radio.

By becoming a Sustaining Member, you will enjoy the convenience of regular payments, pre-determined by you, as well as automatic membership renewals.  So instead of receiving a series of renewal reminders, we will  send you a record of your giving history for tax purposes once a year.

As a WVPE Sustaining Member, your gift goes further by:

  • Eliminating the cost of renewal and reminder notices and postage.
  • Reducing the cost of processing payments.
  • Decreasing the amount of time for on-air fundraising
  • Providing WVPE a stable and sustainable source of income to support  the programs you value.

It so easy…

  • Decide how much you want to contribute to WVPE and how often.
  • Complete the contribution at address/link.
  • Sit back and relax, knowing you are doing your part for WVPE.

Your installment will be automatically deducted and a record of each transaction will appear on your monthly statement.  Your membership is automatically renewed each year on your membership anniversary date. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take for my credit card charges to begin?

Credit cards are automatically processed on the 15th  of each month.

How can I increase my installment amount?

If you would like to upgrade at anytime, please call WVPE Membership services at 888-399-9873 and we will be happy to assist.

What if I have questions about my credit card statement?

Call us and we’ll work with you to answer any questions.

Is my contribution still tax deductible?

Yes!  We will send you a tax receipt every January stating your total contributions from the previous year and the fair-market of any thank-you gifts you received during that calendar year.

How do I get a thank-you gift?

When you donate at least $60 ($30 for seniors or students) or more to WVPE, you automatically receive the appropriate thank-you gift for the amount you have contributed.

To become a Sustaining member, you may also call WVPE Member Services at 888-399-9873 or via email at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Broadcaster’s Society

WVPE’s Broadcaster’s Society comprises members who donate $1,000.00 or more annually to the station’s annual operating fund.  Membership contributions directly pay for the programming on 88.1 FM. 

Joining the Broadcaster’s society enables listeners to make a positive impact on what is heard on 88.1 FM by harnessing the collective power of giving.  Members names may also be announced on air as appreciation of support and to inspire others to join.

$1,000+ Benefactor Member

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 5 pairs of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series Events (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)
  • A $50 gift certificate from your choice of either The Carriage House Dining Room in South Bend, IN, or Noa Noa Wood Grill & Sushi Bar in Warsaw, IN.
  • A Day Sponsorship
  • WVPE Station Tour

$2,500+ Patron Member

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 10 pairs of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series Events (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)
  • A $50 gift certificate from your choice of either The Carriage House Dining Room in South Bend, IN, or Noa Noa Wood Grill & Sushi Bar in Warsaw, IN.
  • A Day Sponsorship
  • WVPE Station Tour
  • Lunch with Station Manager

$5,000+ Fellow Member

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 25 pairs of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series Events (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)
  • A $50 gift certificate from your choice of either The Carriage House Dining Room in South Bend, IN, or Noa Noa Wood Grill & Sushi Bar in Warsaw, IN.
  • A Day Sponsorship
  • WVPE Station Tour
  • Lunch with Station Manager

$10,000+ Investor Member

  • Members receive station newsletter and program guide
  • 30 pairs of tickets for each of the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series Events (7 events in 2014 – a $70 value)
  • A $50 gift certificate from your choice of either The Carriage House Dining Room in South Bend, IN, or Noa Noa Wood Grill & Sushi Bar in Warsaw, IN.
  • A Day Sponsorship
  • WVPE Station Tour
  • Dinner with Station Manager