Other Ways To Give Smarter

Listener contributions are the largest and most important source of funding for WUNC. Your support makes it possible for WUNC to play an important role in the daily lives of listeners - providing trusted news that helps create a more informed and engaged community. 

WUNC is thankful to the many listeners who have named WUNC Public Radio as a beneficiary of their wills or retirement plans - or made other special donations. These gifts help WUNC expand its service and provide stability for WUNC’s future.

There are many options for making a gift to WUNC that may provide tax advantages for you and your loved ones. Some are briefly described here, and we would be happy to talk with you about ways you can give to WUNC that are financially beneficial to you while also helping WUNC remain a strong, independent voice of news and information in our region.

Please contact Jennifer Fusco at 919-445-9112 or jfusco@wunc.org to discuss these and other ways of giving to WUNC.

Donating Stock and Other Securities

You can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction by making a gift of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, to WUNC Radio. [More Information]

IRA Charitable Gift Option

This gift option may allow you to directly transfer some or all of your required minimum distribution directly to the WUNC Radio and avoid income tax consequences. [More Information]

Legacy Society Membership
WUNC's Legacy Society recognizes listeners who have named WUNC Public Radio as a beneficiary of their wills, retirement plans or other estate plans. A beneficiary designation is generally a revocable gift, which means it can be changed or modified at any time, and it is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to WUNC that will make a lasting impact.

Sample Bequest Language for a Will or Trust

"I give to WUNC Public Radio, by way of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Foundation, Inc. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the sum of $____, or ___ percent of my estate, or the following property___, or all of the remainder of my estate, to be used to sustain the mission of WUNC Public Radio. The foundation’s tax identification number is 59-1711424."

Other Types of Planned Gifts Include: 

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts allow you to make a substantial gift to WUNC while still retaining the income for life produced by the asset. Other planned gifts may benefit you in your estate and financial planning.

WUNC Public Radio is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the station works in close cooperation with the university's Office of Gift Planning to meet the needs of its donors and prospective donors. We would be honored to talk with you about options for accomplishing your personal goals while also making a transformative gift to WUNC Public Radio.

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