Starting a monthly contribution that is automatically debited or charged to an account of your choosing takes just a few minutes. It’s convenient, efficient, and powerful.

Sustainers enjoy these benefits

Uninterrupted giving to Michigan Radio – your gift automatically renews each year

the convenience of regular contributions with the flexibility of making changes at any time

fewer mailings – no more renewal letters

postage, paper and administrative cost savings – putting more of your contribution into the news and entertainment programs you value

an opportunity to request a thank-you gift each year

automatic entry into drawings, sweepstakes, and ticket offers

Contribution Dates

If we are charging your credit or debit card, the date you are charged is the day you make your pledge, and will be within a week of that date each month. You do have the option of changing the day should you find it necessary. Please contact Member Services at 866-203-1136 or by email at

If we are directly debiting your checking account, that transaction will take place on the 10th of each month.

Changing Contribution information and method:

You can change or update your credit card or another payment method at any time by going online or contacting Member Services at 866-203-1136.

Temporarily stopping a Sustaining Gift:

Contact Member Services to suspend your Sustaining gift payments at any time, just let us know when you are ready to resume. Please contact Member Services at 866-203-1136 or by email at

Permanently stopping a Sustaining Gift

Contact Member Services to stop your Sustaining Gift at any time.  If you are stopping it for a particular reason, please let us know why – your feedback is important to us. Please contact Member Services at 866-203-1136 or by email at

Thank-you gifts

You are eligible to receive a thank-you gift each year.  Contact Member Services to let us know which gift you’d like and we’ll take care of the rest! Please contact Member Services at 866-203-1136 or by email at

Yearly Sustainer Giving

Sustainers may contribute on a yearly basis:  You can be a Sustainer with an annual contribution that is automatically charged to your card or account once each year. Please contact Member Services at 866-203-1136 or by email at for more information.

Modifying your contribution during membership drives

If you want to change the amount of your current sustaining gift, you can call 888-258-9866.

Protecting your Credit Card information

Your security is important to us.  Email does not offer a safe transmission of your credit card number. If you need to give a new credit card number or update your current giving information you can call us at 866-203-1136.

Tax receipts:

Tax receipts are issued by the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan.  Consolidated receipts are issued mid to late January, and generally by email.  Should you require a duplicate receipt for any year, please call the University at 888-518-7888.