Of course the greatest benefit of supporting CMU Public Broadcasting is the satisfaction of knowing that you are providing the finest programming for your community. You, the active member, make excellent public broadcasting possible and worthwhile.
CMU Public Broadcasting is your public television and public radio station. No one else serves the entire central and northern Michigan region with this type of service. We are here to inform, enlighten, and entertain. Our goal is to address the social, political, and cultural issues that enhance your life. Your membership today helps us meet this goal.
Local Control for Greatest Charitable Impact
Our staff and volunteers all live in our broadcast area. We understand how local and regional issues affect our community as a whole. Our broad perspective ensures that the gifts we receive will carry out the greatest public good.
WCMU offers a variety of ways to give. Donations can be cash, appreciated property, stock, life insurance policies, and charitable bequests in wills or trusts. Gifts can be designated for special interests or left unrestricted. Any member of our development staff would be happy to sit down with you and your financial advisor to discuss options.
Michigan State Tax Credit
CMU Public Broadcasting is a public charity, and all donations qualify for the maximum available deduction for charitable contributions. In addition to federal deductions, your gift qualifies for the Michigan Tax Credit, which can be up to half your contribution up to a maximum of $200 for single filers and $400 for joint filers. This credit will be eliminated after December 31, 2011.
Dollars given to WCMU can last forever. If you designate your gift for the WCMU Endowment, your gift will be placed in this fund and your interests will be carried out in perpetuity and have a lasting impact.