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Evan Youngblood on air during the 2022 Spring Radio Pledge Drive

As a WSIU donor, you don’t simply watch or listen to public media programs, you are a partner. By making a gift, you help WSIU produce, purchase, and broadcast programs you care about and enjoy – every day of the year! Your greatest benefit is knowing you are actively helping WSIU remain a leading provider of quality programs for the region.

Major 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.

“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.” –Jak Tichenor


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 events
  • Behind-the-scenes updates
  • Guided tours of WSIU

Please contact Larry Hunter at 618-453-6196 |

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Associate Director of Development
WSIU Public Broadcasting
Phone:  618-453-6196


You may be able to double, even triple the value of your contribution to WSIU Public Broadcasting.

Many corporations in Central & Southern Illinois will match your contribution – and we thank these businesses for their generous support of public television.

Contact your Human Resources department to obtain matching gift information or forms. Once you have completed the form and signed it, send it to our membership office and we will take care of the rest. These forms can be sent separately from your contribution payment.

Please contact Larry Hunter at 618-453-6196 |

See if your employer will match your donation! Learn More


Like a museum or library, WSIU Public Broadcasting is sustained through special gifts from listeners and viewers like you who value our services. By naming WSIU Public Broadcasting in your will or trust, you can invest in the future of in-depth news, intelligent talk and great entertainment. Leave a legacy and ensure the future of WSIU Public Broadcasting.

A gift to WSIU from your estate, 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.

Please contact Larry Hunter at 618-453-6196 |

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Your next gift to WSIU might be parked in your driveway!
If you’re looking for something to do with your old car, boat, motorcycle, or RV – donate it to WSIU. Donations are tax deductible and your vehicle will help support the programs you love. Learn More


Donating real estate to WSIU is a great way to support our mission to combine the power of media with the power of people. WSIU provides important news, entertainment, and educational programming, accessible to everyone.

CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) processes real estate donations to benefit WSIU. Our program takes any property type (land, homes, commercial) in any location so long as there is equity. Even if you owe back taxes, have a mortgage balance, or deferred maintenance, it’s no problem. We will pay off all loans, liens, commissions owed and pay all closing costs. If you have a real estate asset that is costing you money or not being utilized, donating it is a great way to give back and you may even claim a significant tax deduction! Learn More


Celebrate a special person or event in your life and help WSIU by becoming a Day Sponsor. For your gift of $240 or $20/month, you can select a day during the year and share your message on air. Some restrictions apply.

For more information, please call 618-453-6184 or email us at Learn More


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!

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You can send a check payable to WSIU Public Broadcasting or over the phone at (866) 498-5561.

WSIU Public Broadcasting
Attn: Member Services
1100 Lincoln Drive
SIU Mail Code 6612
Carbondale, IL 62901

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