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!
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
WBUR Membership has its benefits. Get special access to events and use your Membercard to get great deals.
A gift of $1,500 or more makes possible the news and original programming that are hallmarks of WBUR.
A gift of stock can bring meaningful financial and tax benefits to both you and WBUR.
Making a gift through your IRA is another easy way to support WBUR if you are age 70 ½ or older.