Current Gifts and Pledges

Current gifts and pledges, often made in conjunction with planned giving strategies, can have a direct and immediate impact on WKAR in general or on programming and services of your choice.

Current gifts can be cash contributions that you give now and from which WKAR benefits immediately. Or, they may involve pledges payable over a five-year period but are not considered gifts from your estate.

Gifts of Cash
Gifts of cash consist of any immediate transfer of funds from you to WKAR. This can be accomplished through mailing a personal check made payable to WKAR/MSU.

Credit card gifts are also considered cash. You may call with your credit card number, amount of gift and desired designation and the amount will be charged to your Visa or MasterCard.

It is also safe and easy to make a cash gift with your credit card here at WKAR.org. Your gift will be processed immediately with the latest in secure internet technology.

Gifts of Securities
Gifts of securities can be made easily when your broker transfers shares electronically to WKAR.

Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

A gift of tangible personal property -- such as a work of art, rare books, a stamp or coin collection -- entitles you to a charitable deduction based on the full fair market (appraised) value of the gift, if the gift complies with the standard of "related use" regarding the designation to and use by WKAR. Contact the WKAR development staff for an explanation and application. 

Gifts of Closely Held Stock
If you own a sizable block of or all of the stock in a closely held corporation, you may enjoy significant benefits by turning all or part of it into a gift to WKAR. Giving closely held stock is a unique philanthropic opportunity that can immediately benefit you and WKAR.

Contact: WKAR Development at (517) 884-4747 or membership@wkar.org