Yes! I Want to Support Radio Reading
Won't you please help one more person experience the joy of reading!
As a self-supporting service at Wayne State, DRIS strives to remain fiscally viable by raising its operating funds through private donations, grants and special restricted projects. Your donation will help DRIS produce and air 8,760 hours of programming a year and distribute radio receivers to new applicants.
You may print, complete and mail our donor form at left, or give online today via Wayne State's online giving page. If you wish to make a gift right now, please go to the secure WSU Online Giving Page. "Select Schools, Colleges and Programs", then "DRIS" the from pull down menu. Thanks!
Donations from individuals make up a substantial portion of DRIS annual revenue and your personal gift is very welcome! You can help reduce the amount of personal taxes you pay on an annual basis by making a donation to DRIS as well. DRIS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization through Wayne State University and all contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Most Michigan taxpayers will also qualify for a 50% Michigan tax credit for support to a public broadcasting service and/or credits for giving to "higher education." Please check with your tax advisor to determine how you can receive the greatest benefit for your situation.
While you can support DRIS anytime, there are several annual campaigns that make giving easy, including direct-mail, Phonathon calling by Wayne State students and special events. We hope you will select the method of giving that works best for you.
Many employers will match gifts their employees make to charitable causes, including higher education. Contact your human resources office for more information and to obtain matching gift forms. If your company does not offer such a program, consider becoming an advocate.
A planned gift is an irrevocable or revocable gift. It is a creative way to give, using many different types of assets. A planned gift can include a charitable remainder trust, a bequest (through your will), pledge of cash, charitable gift annuity or gift of real estate.
DRIS offers numerous opportunities for corporate sponsorship including events, specific projects, radio receivers, brochures, outreach activities and more.
Program underwriting on DRIS can help build name recognition, consumer interest and loyalty. By underwriting on metro Detroit's only radio reading and information service for blind and print-impaired residents, you can reach an audience you might otherwise miss using conventional advertising or publicity. The DRIS audience will hear your announcement regularly and will associate your business as being supportive of the aged and people with disabilities. For as little as $500 you can get vital information about your business on the air while helping to underwrite the costs of our popular programs.
If you would like to discuss giving opportunities, please contact DRIS Director Kim Walsh, who will be happy to talk with you about your interests. Or call her directly at (313) 577-7684. Thanks.