Legacy Gifts & Planned Giving

Planned Giving helps you make sure your personal goals are met as part of your ongoing financial, estate, and philanthropic planning, which helps to support those organizations that you care most about.

On Planned Giving - A Word From Our Director

"Over the course of a lifetime, WSIU often times has a profound impact on an individual or entire family. In those instances, a planned gift may be the most appropriate way to make a gift commensurate with the lifelong relationship that has evolved. Planned gifts to WSIU benefit both the donor and WSIU in many meaningful ways."


 Sustaining Gifts


 Leadership Level Giving


 Legacy Gifts

Monthly giving through an automatic account deduction is an easy and efficient way to support WSIU Public Broadcasting. There are no
checks to write – your gift will be debited automatically from your bank account once each month. Or, you may choose to have your credit card
billed monthly in simple installments. Become a sustaining member today!


The Leadership Circle recognizes donors who give an annual gift of $1,000 or more, providing a solid foundation upon which WSIU Public Broadcasting’s programs and services are built. Leadership Circle members also enjoy special benefits, including:
   • Invitations to exclusive  
   • Behind-the-scenes updates
   • Guided tours of WSIU


A gift to WSIU from your estate – through a variety of vehicles, including wills, trusts, and life insurance policies – can enrich the lives of this entire region while offering tax advantages to you and your family. Charitable bequests provide a strong foundation for WSIU while ensuring its future for generations to come.

There are many ways you can help support public broadcasting. For individual support call (618) 453-4287 or become a member via our Donate Now feature. For questions regarding business sponsorship, contact Ellen Carlson at (618) 453-4344. You may also support WSIU via the SIU Foundation.

Other Ways to Support WSIU

Membership Support:
Membership dollars are the most reliable source of funding for WSIU. Membership revenue is essential to our operating budget and allows WSIU to deliver quality programs and services. Become a Member Today!

Business Sponsorship:
There is tremendous visibility in underwriting programming and outreach services at WSIU. Our audiences associate our underwriters’ names, products, and services with the high-quality WSIU programs that they love – and that underwriting partners help to make possible. Become a Program Underwriter.

Student and community volunteers play a vital role in helping the WSIU stations to fulfill our academic and public service missions. Volunteering at WSIU offers you a great opportunity to make new friends while learning more about the broadcasting industry. Get Involved.