Become a Sustaining Member

Becoming a sustainer provides reliable support for the programs you count on, and reduces on-air fundraising. When you become a sustainer, your donation will renew year over year and your credit or debit card will automatically be billed. You’ll save time, money, and resources!

Sustainer Benefits:

  • Automatic entry into all WBUR sweepstakes!
  • Uninterrupted membership! We’ll automatically send you a new Membercard each year.
  • An annual tax receipt each January, documenting cumulative gifts for the calendar year.
  • No additional renewal notices.
  • Access to a thank-you gift.

Sustainer FAQ

Q: What does it mean to be a sustainer?
A: Becoming a sustainer means your monthly pledge will automatically roll over every 12 months. If you pay by credit card, your card will automatically be charged and your membership will automatically renew.

Q: As a sustainer, am I entered into sweepstakes?
A: Yes, you are automatically entered into all on-air sweepstakes offers for the year.

Q: Am I still eligible for thank you gifts?
A: Yes, when you set up your pledge to automatically renew, you are still eligible for thank you gifts. If during one of our on-air fundraisers, you hear of a gift that piques your interest, please call WBUR’s Membership Department at (800) 909-9287, or email us at You are eligible to receive thank-you gifts offered at a pledge level equal to your total donations for your membership year. (e.g. If you pledge $10 monthly, you are eligible for a thank you gift offered at the $120 pledge level.) However, this excludes flower fundraisers and stand-alone event promotions.

Q: What if my credit card expires or changes?
A: If your credit card expires or changes please call WBUR’s Membership Department at (800) 909-9287. We cannot currently accept credit card changes online.

Q: How can I change or cancel my sustaining pledge?
A: You can change or cancel your sustaining pledge at any time. Simply call WBUR’s Membership Department at (800) 909-9287.


More Ways To Give

Employer Matching Gifts

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The Edward R. Murrow Society

A gift of $1,500 or more makes possible the news and original programming that are hallmarks of WBUR.

Donate Your Car

Support the programming you love by donating a vehicle to WBUR. You may qualify for a tax benefit!

Make A Gift Of Stock

A gift of stock can bring meaningful financial and tax benefits to both you and WBUR.

Become a Sustaining Member

Contribute to WBUR monthly. You’ll ensure WBUR is here for your community and help to reduce on-air fundraising!

Build A Personal Legacy And Support WBUR With Planned Giving

Support WBUR by naming the station as a beneficiary in your will or living trust.