Endowed Gifts

Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to WAMU 88.5, American University Radio today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at WAMU 88.5. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling Longtime WAMU 88.5, American University Radio supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure WAMU 88.5 continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to WAMU 88.5, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Eliza Saunders at 202-885-8904 or esaunders@wamu.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include WAMU 88.5 in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: WAMU 88.5, American University Radio
Address: 4401 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Federal tax ID number: 53-0196549

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