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All The Ways To Support WRKF

Leave A Legacy

Consider a gift that will make news, information, and cultural programming available for future generations of public radio listeners.
How to leave your legacy
Your can make a bequest through a will, or designated beneficiary of a life insurance or retirement account.
Direct your gift to:
Public Radio Inc. DBA WRKF
Tax ID number: 72-0776781
3050 Valley Creek Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225-926-3050

Sample bequest language:
I give ____ [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Public Radio Inc. DBA WRKF, 3050 Valley Creek Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, Federal Tax ID #72 – 0776781, to be used for its general purposes.

Let us know
If you intend to remember WRKF in your plans, or have already done so, please let us know so we may say "thank you!" and welcome you to the WRKF Legacy Society. We also appreciate the opportunity to make sure your intentions are carried out properly. Simply complete the online form; or complete and return the downloadable form, below.

Visit with us
If you have questions or would like to talk with someone at WRKF, our staff is available to visit with you. Please contact Development Director Barbara Clark at (225) 926-3050, extension 13, or at barbara@wrkf.org.  Thank you for your interest!

WRKF is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.

Donate Your Vehicle

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat to WRKF by simply completing the online donation form and we'll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. Running or not, vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24 to 72 hours. Then our team will work to turn your vehicle into cash to help create your favorite programs.

Have questions? Our friendly Donor Support Representatives are available seven days a week to assist throughout the process and here are answers to many frequently asked questions.

Get started now. Complete the online vehicle donation form or call 855-500-RIDE. That's 855-500-7433.

Get Your Gift Matched By Your Employer

Did you know that thousands of companies match donations by employees to non-profit organizations like ours?  You can double or even triple the impact of your gift.

Find out if your company will match your donation and access the forms, guidelines, and instructions you need to submit a matching gift:

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Become A Sustaining Member

Recurring donations by your credit card or bank account is an easy and effective way to invest in the community-driven, not-for-profit news and cultural programming you value on WRKF. 

It's convenient. Your contribution is deducted automatically from the account of your choice which means no renewal reminders from us. We spend less of your contribution on postage and paper, and you know your membership is always current.

It's powerful. By eliminating administrative expenses, more of your contribution goes into the programming.

It's enduring. Spreading your support over time is easier on your budget. Plus it gives WRKF the security of a steady, reliable stream of program support. You'll feel good knowing that you're making possible news and cultural programming for our community.

It's easy to become a sustaining member. Just choose the amount that you want to contribute every month. Decide if you want to use a credit card or an EFT using a bank account. Then complete and submit the pledge form. It's that easy. For more information, email Membership Manager, Gwen Palagi at gwen@wrkf.org.

Join The Circle of Friends

Members of WRKF Circle of Friends donate at annual levels which begin at $1,000.

Your investment as a Circle of Friends member ensures WRKF’s future providing credible news and cultural programming for you and your community.

Benefits

In addition to WKRF member benefits, Circle of Friends members enjoy:

  • Invitations to Circle of Friends-only events
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of WRKF studios
  • Advance ticket purchase opportunities and VIP access to selected events

Click the donate button above to join the Circle of Friends.
For more information on WRKF’s Circle of Friends, contact Barbara Clark, Development Director, at Barbara@wrkf.org, 225-926-3050 ext. 13.

Give a Matching Gift

When you renew your support for YOUR public radio station, you also have the opportunity to increase the impact of your generosity by designating your gift as a match. Then we'll use your donation to match donations from fellow listeners during an on-air campaign.

More people are inspired to give when donations are being matched – especially first-time givers.

As a matching gift, your donation will be tracked separately until it is matched by contributions from fellow listeners. Your matching gift can be anonymous if you prefer and it can be presented with a message of support or tribute.

For example: "Jane Smith is matching donations this hour in honor of her father, John Smith, who introduced her to public radio when driving to school in the mornings." Or, "A friend of the station who values local news and wants to help grow WRKF's base of support is matching donations from all new members right now."

To help grow WRKF’s membership, click the donate button above and write “matching gift” in the comment section of the gift form, or email Membership Manager, Gwen Palagi at gwen@wrkf.org. We will follow up with you to craft a message to accompany your match.

Make An IRA Contribution

If you are 70 1/2 or older you may be able to take advantage of a simple, tax-saving way to support WRKF.

How it works

If you are 70 1/2 or older, and you have a traditional IRA, you can make a contribution to WRKF as part of your required minimum distribution for the year.

To qualify:

  • You must be 70-1/2 or older and required to take an annual distribution from your IRA.
  • Your total combined charitable IRA rollover contribution cannot exceed $100,000 in any one year. (Married couples may be able to contribute up to $200,000.)
  • Charitable contributions from an IRA must go directly to a public charity that is not a supporting organization. Contributions to donor-advised funds and private foundations, except in narrow circumstances, do not qualify for tax-free IRA rollover contributions.
  • Distributions can only be made from traditional Individual Retirement Accounts or Roth IRAs. Charitable donations from 403(b) plans, 401(k) plans, pension plans, and other retirement plans are ineligible for the tax-free treatment. The distribution must be made directly from the IRA trustee payable to WRKF or another qualifying non-profit.
  • You cannot receive any goods or services in return for your charitable IRA rollover contribution in order to qualify for tax-free treatment.
  • You must receive an acknowledgment from WRKF or another charity for each rollover contribution.

We recommend that you seek advice from your accountant prior to making a charitable rollover as personal circumstances can have a significant impact on whether charitable rollovers are advantageous. In order to benefit from a 201X-eligible IRA contribution, plan to contact your IRA administrator as soon as possible as some administrators may place a deadline on requesting transfers.

For more information about making a charitable contribution from your IRA, contact Barbara Clark at 225-926-3050, ext. 13, 225-278-0504 (mobile) or email barbara@wrkf.org.