Become a Sustaining Member
Becoming a Sustainer provides reliable support for the NPR news and WBUR programs you rely on, while reducing on-air fundraising. As a Sustainer, your donation will renew and your credit or debit card will automatically be billed.
It’s the smart, convenient way to support public radio!
Sustainer benefits include:
- Automatic entry into all WBUR fundraising sweepstakes
- Uninterrupted membership—we’ll automatically send you new Member cards
- Annual tax receipt each January, documenting cumulative gifts for the year
- No additional renewal notices
- Thank-you gifts, because we appreciate your support
Q: What does it mean to be a Sustainer?
A: Becoming a Sustainer means your monthly pledge will automatically roll over every 12 months. If you pay by credit card, your card will automatically be charged and your membership will automatically renew.
Q: As a Sustainer, am I entered into sweepstakes?
A: Yes, you are automatically entered into all on-air sweepstakes offers for the year.
Q: Am I still eligible for thank you gifts?
A: Yes, when you set up your pledge to automatically renew, you are still eligible for thank you gifts. If during one of our on-air fundraisers, you hear of a gift that piques your interest, please call WBUR’s Membership Department at (800) 909-9287, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are eligible to receive thank-you gifts offered at a pledge level equal to your total donations for your membership year. (e.g. If you pledge $10 monthly, you are eligible for a thank you gift offered at the $120 pledge level.) However, this excludes flower fundraisers and stand-alone event promotions.
Q: What if my credit card expires or changes?
A: If your credit card expires or changes please call WBUR’s Membership Department at (800) 909-9287 or visit wbur.org/update.
Q: How can I change or cancel my sustaining pledge?
A: You can change or cancel your sustaining pledge at any time. Simply call WBUR’s Membership Department at (800) 909-9287.
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