Gift Planning and Endowment

Why Plan a Gift?

Thoughtful gift planning can help you secure Michigan Radio’s future.  Gifts made through a bequest allow you to make a large impact with no cost to yourself, and committing your gift to an endowment provides us with critical, sustainable funding sources.

You can leave your legacy in reliable, fact-based journalism.

Let us help you decide how your gift can best capture your intentions and help guarantee this valuable service to our community.  Speak to one of our staff by calling (734) 764-9210, or follow one of the links below for more information.

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How Others Are Making A Difference – stories that inspire

Jim and Mary Ann

“Michigan Radio has been a lifeline to us—keeping us connected for more than 40 years.  Our gift is an investment that helps guarantee continued excellence in programming.  We are proud to support this illustrious organization.”
-Jim and Mary Ann Wilkes, members since 1976




Andrea and Howard

“Michigan Radio is an essential service to us, and while we are continuing to give our annual membership gifts, helping to shape great journalism years from now is even more rewarding.  We simply named the station in our estate plans, and knew immediately that we’d be playing a role in educating and informing others for years to come.”
-Andrea Blome and Howard Gold, members since 2008




Lee and Mark

“We wanted our gift to reflect our belief that thoughtful and fair journalism needs to be protected forever.  We made the decision to direct our gift toward the station’s endowment so that there would always be funding for public media no matter what form it may take in the decades ahead.  We’ve already seen the decline of newspapers and magazines as they lost their ‘profitability’; the next generation will need reliable journalism more than ever.”
-Lee Gorman and Mark Ritz, members since 2003

The University of Michigan’s estate and gift planning site offers you the opportunity to explore all the possibilities including:

  • How to include Michigan Radio in your will
  • How to Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity