Public radio is fueled by the power of local support. Individual contributions and business sponsorships make up more than 90% of BPR’s annual budget! Here are some of the ways you can support Blue Ridge Public Radio.
Join Or Renew Your Membership
Contributions from individual listeners like you keeps BPR News and BPR Classic strong and independent and is a vital source of funding for our programs. JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE.
You can also make a gift by calling 828-210-4810 or by mailing your donation to Blue Ridge Public Radio, 73 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801
Simplify your giving by becoming a BPR Monthly Sustaining Member for ongoing support of Blue Ridge Public Radio paid monthly via credit card or bank draft. Your automatic monthly contribution of $5 or more is easy and convenient for you and provides a reliable stream of support BPR, while helping to both reduce station expenses and shortening the length of our on-air fundraising drives. LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP.
Become a Business Sponsor
Build your business and your brand while supporting Blue Ridge Public Radio. Learn more about Business Sponsorship.
BPR Leadership Circle
Donors who make a gift of $1,200 or more annually are recognized as part of the BPR Producer’s Circle. Members of this visionary group of listeners place a high value on the essential public service BPR provides to the people of Western North Carolina. Producer’s Circle membership includes special privileges, including behind-the-scenes station tours and invitations to special events throughout the year. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
Double the impact of your donation! As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Blue Ridge Public Radio is eligible for many employers’ matching gift programs. Does your company match gifts? Find out here.
Leave a Legacy with a Planned Gift
Making BPR a beneficiary in your will or living trust will preserve Western North Carolina Public Radio for generations to come. As a donor to the Pat McGuire Legacy Society, you receive special benefits, including invitations to performances and events with public radio hosts and reporters. LEARN MORE
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks, bonds, or mutual funds transferred to Blue Ridge Public Radio before they are sold provide considerable tax advantages. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income tax deduction and helping avoid capital gains tax that would have been due upon sale. CLICK HERE
IRA Charitable Gift Option
If you are 72 ½ or older this gift option may allow you to directly transfer some or all of your required minimum distribution directly to Blue Ridge Public Radio and avoid income tax consequences. CLICK HERE for more information.
Donate your old car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or even a plane to Blue Ridge Public Radio. Your vehicle will be sold at auction and the proceeds will support the programs and shows you enjoy every day on BPR Classic and BPR News. Click here to find out how to turn your old clunker into tomorrow’s programs or call 866-789-8627. Please note – the vehicle does not have to be local to help Blue Ridge Public Radio.
Blue Ridge Public Radio relies on hundreds of volunteers each year to help us with events, reception duties, membership drive thank-a-thons, and more. We are always looking for new volunteers to share their time and talents with BPR. LEARN MORE about volunteering.