More Ways to Give

Vehicle Donation
Is your beloved car ready for retirement?  It's been good to you, right?  So why not let it retire in style, by helping WYPR 88.1?  Donate it through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. You can do it all online, in just a few minutes. Then, mail in the title--and voila!  Before you know it, there's room in your driveway for something with, well, a little more green!  Best of all, you get a tax break and the proceeds benefit WYPR 88.1.  Donate Here!

Or, call 1 866 789 T M C P (Take My Car Please) (1 866 789 8627)
Weekdays 8:30 to 8:30 EST, Sat. 8:30 to 2:30 EST

CFC of Central Maryland Campaign
CFC Charity Designation Code
WYPR- Your Public Radio Corp: 44971

WYPR also participates in the Combined Federal Campaign of Central Maryland.  All federal employees have the right to contribute.  When you contribute to the CFC you can designate where the funds go.  To designate that your CFC contribution benefit WYPR, write in our five digit organization code, 44971, in the charity code portion of the CFC pledge card.  Please note that WYPR will not be listed in any other CFC Campaign listings.  We are only listed in the Central Maryland CFC Campaign.

If you're having difficulty finding WYPR in the CFC Contributor's Guide, try looking under the station's proper name- Your Public Radio Corp.  Click here for more information on the CFC.

Planned Gift Options for Charitable Giving
The federal estate tax can take approximately 40% to 50% of one's estate at the time of death.  With some advance planning with one's professional advisors, donors can include a charitable bequest to WYPR in estate plans which will benefit the station while providing a tax savings to the donor's family at the same time.  There are various types of bequests for different needs;  WYPR advises donors to consult with their financial advisors since estate giving requires careful planning and thoughtful consideration.  It is important that within a donor's Last Will and Testament WYPR be identified by its legal designation which is as follows: Your Public Radio Corporation, a nonprofit corporation, located at 2216 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  If you complete your will and include WYPR, we hope you will share this information with us.  Please contact Liza Matthews at or (410) 235-1610 or via letter at:

2216 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Donating Appreciated Securities
Giving stock held more than 12 months offers a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Subtracting the tax savings from what you originally paid for the stock can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. This is an excellent vehicle for stock that has appreciated substantially in value. A gift of stock also brings with it WYPR membership, with benefit levels corresponding to the amount of the gift.

How to Donate Stock
Stockbrokers require instructions in writing. You will need to give the following delivery information to your broker to make a gift to WYPR:

Firm: Merrill Lynch
Contact:  Jonathan D. Rogers OR Stacey M. Armstrong
Contact Phone: (410) 547-5004 or 800-766-3598
Merrill Lynch DTC#: 5198
For the benefit of:  WYPR, Your Public Radio, Inc.; Account: 723-04G24

It is important to notify WYPR in some way be it by phone, email, or letter when you plan on making a stock donation.  Please have your broker or broker's assistant contact Merrill Lynch on the day of the transfer to advise them of what is being sent. To ensure the timely completion of your transaction, or if you have any questions, please contact WYPR Business Manager, Brian Crompwell at (410) 235-1039.