Membership FAQ

What is a Sustaining Membership?

The easiest way to support KUNC is with a Sustaining Membership. As a Sustaining Member, you designate a monthly amount ($10/month minimum) to be transferred from your checking, savings, debit card, or credit card account. Your Sustaining Membership provides ongoing support and can be changed at anytime. Click here to join the family of KUNC Sustaining Members.

How do I make changes to my Sustaining Membership?

Please contact our Membership Department at membership@kunc.org or give us a call at 800-443-5862.

What types of gifts does KUNC accept?

We accept cash gifts, stocks, vehicle donations, planned gifts, and matching gifts. For more information or questions about other ways to give, please contact Jamie Wood at Jamie.Wood@kunc.org or by calling 800-443-5862.

How can I become a Day Sponsor?

When you donate $500 or more to KUNC you are invited to become a day sponsor. As a day sponsor, you receive eight personalized on-air announcements on a day you select. You can use these announcements to honor birthdays, anniversaries, any number of special events, or to encourage others to support the programming you love on KUNC. For more information, please click here or contact Valerie Ross at 1-800-443-5862.

What does it mean to be a Leadership Circle Member?

Leadership Circle Members are a group of dedicated individuals who take a leadership role in the support of KUNC with an annual donation of $1,200 or more. Click here to become a Leadership Circle Member.

Leadership Circle Benefits include:

  • Invitations to special events
  • Acknowledgment of support, with your permission, in our Annual Report
  • Personal tour of KUNC broadcast production facilities
  • Two Day Sponsor Invitations
  • Quarterly newsletter

What can I expect if I donate my vehicle to KUNC?

Vehicle donations are handled by the CarTalk Vehicle Donation Program. They will handle the logistics of towing the vehicle, transferring the title and will provide the proper documentation and tax paperwork.

Below is a breakdown of vehicle donations from January - July of 2015 to get an idea of the value of your donation. It truly does depend on the vehicle and we take them all - running or not, damaged, old or really old.

  • 46% of vehicles sold for $200 or less.
  • 25% sold for between $201 and $500
  • 29% of vehicles sold for over $500
  • 30% of donated vehicles are 20 years or older (average sale price is $270)
  • 66% of donated vehicles are between 10-19 years old (average sale price is $800)
  • 4% of vehicles are less than 10 years old (average sale price is $2900)

If you have questions, please feel free to give us a call or contact the CarTalk Program directly at 866-789-8627.

When I become a member of KUNC what does my donation support?

Donations pay for all costs to acquire, produce and deliver content on KUNC and kunc.org including NPR programming such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered and locally produced programs such as KUNC Music and KUNC News.

How do I apply for a matching gift from my employer?

Check with your human resources office to see if your employer matches gifts to nonprofit organizations like KUNC.

Do you keep my name and other information private?

Yes, we value your support of KUNC and are committed to maintaining your privacy.  KUNC does not sell, trade, or share any of your information with any other organization.  

Oops! I made a mistake and need to request a refund for my donation.

If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to KUNC, we will honor your request for a refund made within 30 days of the original donation. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card. Please contact us at membership@kunc.org or call us at 800-443-5862.

I heard about a sweepstakes, how do I enter?

Periodically, KUNC may announce a sweepstakes for various prizes.  You don't have to donate to be entered, but if you choose to give to KUNC during the stated time period we will enter you into the sweepstakes as well. If you are a current sustaining member, you can sit back and relax because you are automatically entered into the sweepstakes.  To enter the sweepstakes without giving a gift, just give us a call at 1-800-443-5862 during the sweepstakes period or submit our online sweepstakes entry form.   It really is that easy!  Take a look at our Complete Sweepstakes Rules if you want to know more.  Good luck!