Matthew Brown

Support

Over 1,300 listeners are active members. By choosing to support WTIP with a financial donation, these members provide essential funding that helps make WTIP’s services possible.

Of our annual active members, approximately 33% are sustaining members, or people who give a monthly gift to WTIP through their bank account or on a credit card. This kind of contribution helps in a number of ways, like planning our monthly and quarterly budgets, cutting down on fees and mailings, and helping to even out our monthly cash flow.

If monthly giving might work for you, just follow the link below and choose your level of monthly support.
You can sign on as a sustaining member, or give a one-time gift. It’s up to you!

Become a member

Being a Day Sponsor of programming is another great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, share a tribute to a special person in your life, or support community radio while honoring someone you admire.  A gift of $180.00 to WTIP qualifies you as a Day Sponsor, entitling you to a minimum of six on-air announcements on a day of your choosing.  Gifts can be made online at wtip.org. Choose the special “Day Sponsorship” category of membership from the list of gift levels, and we will reach out to you regarding your preferences and an on-air message script.

Become a Day Sponsor of Programming
*Choose that special category from the list of levels. It’s easy to do!

Other Ways to Support WTIP

  • Make a Stock Gift to WTIP

    Using securities that have gone up in value since you bought them is an excellent way to make a gift to WTIP – whether used for an annual membership, to contribute a special gift, or to fund a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.

    WTIP will immediately sell the transferred stock to put your gift to work. In most cases, you will be entitled to an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift and will not have to report capital gain income.

    For more information, please contact Maryam, development director, at [email protected].

  • Planned Giving and the WTIP Endowment Fund

    Giving to WTIP through your Donor Advised Fund is easy to do!
    This is all of the information you will need to request a gift for WTIP:

    WTIP’s legal name:
    Cook County Community Radio Corporation

    Tax ID:
    41-1754979

    Mailing address:
    WTIP Community Radio
    PO Box 1005
    Grand Marais, MN  55604

    Contact:
    Maryam Torabi
    Development Director
    [email protected].
    218-387-1070

    Would you like to ensure that WTIP Community Radio remains strong and healthy far into the future?
    Please consider a gift through your estate plan. There are many ways to contribute. A planned gift can be in the form of a will or bequest, or as a gift of stock, annuities, charitable and lead trusts, real estate, retirement assets and more. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions about making a planned gift to WTIP.

    Have you already included WTIP in your estate plans?
    Please let us know by contacting Maryam Torabi, WTIP’s development director, at 218-387-1070 or email [email protected] We would love the opportunity to thank you, and would like to make sure your intentions are carried out properly.

    Bequest language to include WTIP in your estate:
    Please use WTIP’s legal name, which is Cook County Community Radio Corporation, in any gift designation, like this:

    Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:
    I give _____[the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Cook County Community Radio Corporation (WTIP) to be used for its general purposes, but without other restriction as to use.

    Sample bequest language for a restricted gift:
    I give _____[the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Cook County Community Radio Corporation (WTIP) to be [used to support ____].

    The WTIP Community Radio Endowment Fund is a permanent reserve of the Cook County Community Fund. This endowment fund was created to provide earnings into the future for the ongoing operation of WTIP. As the fund grows, so too will the earnings that WTIP receives each year, enabling us to keep providing and expanding the local information and entertainment you have come to rely on and enjoy. If you would like to contribute to the WTIP Community Radio Fund just click here. With our many thanks for supporting the longevity of local radio!

  • Employer Matching Gifts

    An easy way to double your gift to WTIP may be through your employer. Many companies sponsor a matching gift program that increases the impact of their employee’s donations to nonprofits and other charitable organizations. Contact your employer’s human resources department to see if a matching gift program is offered, and if so, how to proceed. Many times it’s as simple as completing a form (either online or a paper copy), and forwarding to WTIP for verification.

    Below is information that may be helpful when completing matching gift information:

    WTIP’s legal name:
    Cook County Community Radio Corporation

    Tax ID:
    41-1754979

    Mailing address:
    WTIP Community Radio
    PO Box 1005
    Grand Marais, MN 55604

    Contact:
    Maryam Torabi
    Development Director
    [email protected]
    218-387-1070

  • Vehicle Donations

    Have an unwanted vehicle that’s collecting dust (or rust)?
    You may be able to turn it into a gift of support for WTIP. Vehicle donation is a great way to dispose of a car or truck you no longer need and support community radio at the same time. And because WTIP is a nonprofit organization, your contribution is tax deductible.

    Donate a vehicle, and you become a member of WTIP Community Radio.
    In addition to supporting the programs you love, your vehicle donation will make you a Member of WTIP. Your vehicle is towed free of charge, and the donation is eligible for a tax deduction.

    It’s Easy!
    Donating a car is fast, easy and secure. WTIP accepts any vehicle — running or not — including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more. We work with Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, to ensure that your donation delivers the highest possible donation to WTIP. It’s a gift that won’t rust!

    Start your vehicle donation 

    For more information, please contact Maryam Torabi– [email protected].