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Listener Support and FAQs

Please click on the "Donate" button above and make a contribution using our convenient and secure online Pledge Page.

 

No minimum contribution!

WDCB does not have a minimum contribution to be considered a supporter of WDCB. All donations, at any amount, are gratefully and graciously accepted.

 

Monthly newsletter

We ask that to receive our monthly newsletter (Cuetone) by USPS mail - because of the cost of paper, printing and postage - that you contribute (minimally) at the Basic donation level of $60, or $30 for seniors and students. You can, of course, contribute more.
 

eNewsletter

Our monthly newsletter is available by e-mail with any amount of contribution. Not only does it save WDCB money when you choose the electronic version (eCuetone) over the printed and mailed version, but you receive it more quickly AND it has a lot more content!
 

Encore Club

Many of our listeners have asked to be able to contribute on a monthly basis. With WDCB's Encore Club, you decide the amount of your monthly "sustaining" donation and we'll process it automatically using your credit or debit card.

* Your Encore Club contributions continue as long as you authorize them. Also, because this is ongoing, you won’t be bothered by renewals every year, which will save WDCB money spent on paper, printing and postage. And think of the amount of paper that will be saved.
** Once your credit/debit card is entered into the system, it is immediately encrypted and stored on a secure computer. Even WDCB does not have access to it. This is for your protection.

Employee Matching Gift Program

If your employer has a Matching Gift Program, you may be able to DOUBLE or sometimes even TRIPLE the impact of your donation to WDCB. Check with your employer to see if they have such a program, then ask your Human Resources Department for a matching gift form. Many employers now post the Matching Gift Program online. If that is the case, you need to know that our program is administered by the College of DuPage Foundation. After you find the College of DuPage Foundation listed, please indicate that the matching request matches a WDCB contribution. Does your employer participate? Please use our handy "widget" to check if your employer matches The College of DuPage Foundation (and hence WDCB). Thanks!
 

More questions?

Please feel free to give our Listener Support & Development Department a call. You can reach Phil Zuber, WDCB Development Assistant-Coordinator, by phone (630) 942-4192 or e-mail ZuberP@cod.edu. You can also check out our Listener Support FAQs below.
 

Listener Support FAQs

What is WDCB Listener Support?

WDCB Listener Support is comprised of listeners who make the commitment to support WDCB with an annual financial contribution. Your support of WDCB is critical to keep us providing the many services that our listeners have come to rely on.
 

Do you have a minimum amount for a contribution?

No. We gratefully welcome ALL contributions. We do have a donation level of $60 ($30 for seniors and students) to receive our monthly newsletter by USPS mail and other Basic Listener Support benefits.
 

What are the different levels of support?

For a minimum donation of $60 you will receive all of the Basic Listener Support benefits. (Basic Listener Support benefits start at $30 for seniors and students.) For your convenience, we offer a number of levels at which you can contribute. Many levels correspond to various thank you gifts. Feel free to contribute whatever amount you choose regardless if there is a level listed at that amount. We are flexible!
 

How does WDCB use my contribution?

WDCB is a non-profit, non-commercial public radio station. Our $1.2 million annual operating budget comes from a combination of contributions by listeners, grants, underwriting and corporate sponsorship, and special events. The largest single cash component of our income is from contributions by listeners like you who appreciate what we do enough to support us with a tax-deductible contribution.
 

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes. Every contribution made to WDCB is tax-deductible. Many donors ask to not receive a thank you gift, and request that 100% of their donation be used to support WDCB. If you opt to not receive a thank you gift with your donation, then the full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible. If you choose to receive a thank you gift the amount of your donation, less the fair market value (FMV) of the thank you gift, is the amount that is tax-deductible.* When you contribute, you will receive a thank you letter, acknowledging the details of your contribution including any thank you gift(s) received, and the FMV of the gift(s).
* Always consult your professional tax preparer for tax advice.
 

What if I don't want to pledge online?

If you'd rather no make your donation online, you can still make your donation over the phone by calling (630) 942-4200, or you can click here to print out a donation form that you can send back to us through the mail.
 

How do I update my credit card details, or make changes to my Encore Club donation?

In order to protect your personal information, especially credit card data, these items are stored in an encrypted manner on a special server which is not accessible by our website. Should you ever need to make any changes, please call WDCB at (630) 942-4200, and ask for David Rash in the Fundraising Office. Please do not email your credit card information to WDCB.
 

What is an Employee Matching Gift Program?

If your employer has a Matching Gift Program, you may be able to DOUBLE or sometimes even TRIPLE the impact of your donation to WDCB. Check with your employer to see if they have such a program, then ask your Human Resources Department for a matching gift form. Many employers now post the Matching Gift Program online. If that is the case, you need to know that our program is administered by the College of DuPage Foundation. After you find the College of DuPage Foundation listed, please indicate that the matching request matches a WDCB contribution. Does your employer participate? Please use our handy "widget" to check if your employer matches The College of DuPage Foundation (and hence WDCB). Thanks!

 
 
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