Individual Giving

Individual Giving: You Make the Difference.

One of the most important sources of income for WSHU is you. Support from individual listeners represents more than 60 percent of our entire annual budget, and is responsible for keeping NPR News, classical music, and entertainment programs on our air. If you enjoy what you hear, please join the community of folks who make it all possible by making a contribution. Pledge now.

There are several ways you can make a difference as an individual:

Individual Giving

Whether you’re making your first-ever gift to WSHU, renewing, or making an additional gift, your dollars directly impact the programming you listen to. In fact, WSHU depends on the consistent, annual contributions of our listeners. Online gifts are the most efficient way to support us (they reduce paperwork and mailing costs) but we appreciate your mailed gifts and telephone pledges, too.

There are four easy ways to support WSHU:

  • Pledge online
  • Mail your gift to: WSHU Public Radio, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825
  • Call toll-free: 800.777.9748
  • Make a gift of stock (Once you make the transfer, please call Liz Lew at 203-371-1258 with security name and number of shares donated.) See additional instructions on making a gift of stock.

All gifts are tax deductible.

WSHU Broadcast Society

The Broadcast Society is a group of dedicated listeners who support WSHU with a gift of $360 or more per year. Benefits include: General Manager’s weekly e-newsletter; on-air acknowledgement; and, invitation to thank you event. For more information on the Broadcast Society, please email Janice Portentoso or call 203-371-1255.

WSHU Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is a vibrant group of listeners who invest $1,000 or more annually to support WSHU. This distinguished group is leading the way in helping sustain WSHU as a public media resource available to all. WSHU’s Leadership Circle members enjoy many benefits including: invitations to exclusive events, advance notice of upcoming events, on-air acknowledgment; direct access to station staff. For more information on the Leadership Circle, please email Laura Ballou or call 203-371-1247, or on Long Island, email Dawn McBrearty or call 631-312-7819.

Matching Gift Program

If you or your spouse works for a firm with a matching gift program, you can double or even triple your gift to WSHU Public Radio. As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, WSHU Public Radio is eligible for many employers' Corporate Matching Gifts programs. Simply obtain the form from your company's Human Resources Department, mail it to us at the address above and we'll do the rest.
These companies participate in the Corporate Matching Gifts Program.

Donor-Advised Funds (private and other foundations) can have a significant impact on WSHU. If you have a family foundation or a fund within a community fund, please consider making regular contributions to support the programming you love. For more information, email Laura Ballou or call her at 203-371-1247, or on Long Island, email Dawn McBrearty or call her at 631-312-7819.

Planned Giving

If WSHU has been a significant part of your life, consider making a lasting gift that will help ensure the station's healthy future. There are many ways to make a planned gift.

Vehicle Donation

If you have an unneeded car just gathering dust, but don't want the hassle of having to sell it, consider donating it to WSHU. It's tax deductible, and as easy as one stress-free phone call to 1-866-789-8627 or, if you prefer, use the online donation form.