Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by WAMU 88.5, American University Radio, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and will make a difference.

An Example of How It Works

John and his mother smiling When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always praising WAMU 88.5 for its tireless efforts to better the community.

John decided to make a gift to WAMU 88.5 in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at WAMU 88.5 thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Eliza Saunders at 202-885-8904 or esaunders@wamu.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at WAMU 88.5.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to WAMU 88.5 through your estate, 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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