Support WILL

Are your ducks in a row?

Whatever your stage in life, it's a good idea to plan for how your affairs will be handled.

Patrick Keenan

Sustainer profile: Patrick Keenan

U of I professor tells us why he supports WILL with an ongoing monthly gift.

Schwetzingen Castle gardens

Travel with ‘Mid-American Gardener’ to see German gardens

Host Dianne Noland will lead a group of friends of WILL.

Karen Hawthorne

Woman’s broad interests reflected in estate gift to WILL

Karen Hawthorne loved home and farm, theater and music, and the U of I and WILL.

Jeanine Abels

Celebrating a life with memorial gifts to WILL

Jeanine Abels suggested gifts to Illinois Public Media in memory of her husband, Wade.

Susan and Lew Hopkins

Choosing to help shape the future of WILL

Susan and Lew Hopkins showed their appreciation for WILL Radio through a current endowment gift.

Maureen Henry, Colleen Nolan-Grob, Rose Nolan, Kathy Nolan Henry

Meet one family’s three generations of WILL supporters

Rose Nolan discovered WILL radio in 1955. Now her children and grandchildren are fans, too.

Tad and Mary Susan Britt

Public stakeholders: The Britt family

Tad and Mary Susan Britt support Illinois Public Media financially to make sure the WILL stations stay strong.

Ways to Give

Our supporters make the station. You not only help us keep your favorite programs on the air at WILL - we can also add new programs to the roster and create new programming spotlighting where we live, work, and play.

Basic membership

Membership begins with a contribution of $40 or more. Learn more about giving to WILL and how to receive additional benefits, like our Membercard and Patterns membership magazine.

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Sustained Giving

Sustainers give an automatic, recurring gift, (usually monthly) continuing until the donor wishes to make a change. Sustainers provide WILL with steady, reliable income, and for most of our members, it’s the easiest way to give.

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Leadership Giving

Vision Circle members contribute $1,000 or more each year to support WILL’s programs on TV, radio, online, and in the communities we serve. Discover more about the Vision Circle and its benefits.

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Wills and Estate Planning

Planned giving helps ensure that Illinois Public Media will continue connecting listeners and viewers with quality information and entertainment. If you’re interested, or are an attorney/financial planner needing more information on behalf of a client, get the full info.

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When you give stock, it gives back in tax benefits. When you donate appreciated stock you’ve held for more than a year, you can save tax two ways. First, you avoid capital-gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. Second, you receive a deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date you make the gift. Subtracting the tax savings from what you originally paid can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. For more information about giving stock to WILL, call Danda Beard at 217-333-9393.

Corporate Support

It’s not just individuals - businesses and organizations throughout central Illinois also support WILL via corporate underwriting. Find out how to get your message in front of WILL’s listeners and viewers.

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Matching gifts

Dozens of employers throughout Central Illinois offer to match your contribution to WILL. Get more information about how you can double your gift in support of WILL.

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Membership Hotline

If you have a question about your membership, thank-you gift, Patterns magazine, or anything else related to your Membership, call toll-free: