Support WAMC

WAMC Shines A Light On Puerto Rico

During our October 2017 Fund Drive, listeners' contributions made it possible to send 1,930 Waka Waka solar powered lights/charging units to Puerto Rico after the recent devastating hurricane.

WAMC partnered with Waka Waka ("Shine Bright" in Swahili), an international organization that develops, manufactures and markets high-tech, low-cost solar powered lamps and chargers that are essential both in the developing world and in the West.  These units are the smartest and most efficient solar LED lights in the world – with top-of-the-line solar technology that provides light and power to charge mobile phones so families can stay in touch with their loved ones.

WAMC is always here for our neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the recent hurricanes. As you know, we raised over $360,000 for victims of Hurricane Harvey, and since then have seen the devastation of Irma and Maria.

You can continue to send support to Puerto Rico:

We've exhausted the supply of Waka Waka solar lights, however you can still help. Below is a list of just a few of the wonderful organizations doing great work to get medical help, food, water, and shelter to every family affected. Please click the links for more information.

If you’re inspired by WAMC’s great programming, the people behind the microphones, and the special content & stories you won’t hear anyplace else, then help us continue doing this good work and make a contribution today.

You’ll ensure that WAMC is here for you, your family and our entire community for generations to come. Donations to WAMC are tax-deductible and they allow the station to continue broadcasting the programs and news you rely on. Continue reading below to discover all the ways you can give.

To give offline, call 1-800-323-9262 or send a check or money order. Payments can be made out to WAMC and sent to: 318 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206

Support now to join or renew your membership

A donation of any amount qualifies you as a member for a year. By supporting our Locked Box, your membership contribution can help shorten our fund drives! To give from outside of the United States, click here.

Matching Gifts Program: Ask a simple question and multiply your contribution to WAMC. “How can I double or even triple the size of my individual gift without taking another dollar out of my own pocket?” You can, if you work for a company that will match your gift. Be sure to search for your company when filling out your pledge.

You can also use PayPal to donate. Click the button below or consider donating via the PayPal Giving Fund to save us money in processing fees. (Please note: it may take up to 4-6 weeks for a PayPal donation to update your membership cycle.)


Become a sustaining member

Provide reliable support for the programs you love by pledging to make a monthly gift of $5 or more. Set up automatic billing with your credit card, debit card or bank account and your donation will renew each year until you say stop. Your membership will always stay current, you’ll receive less mail, and more of your donation will go directly to supporting the programming you enjoy.

Donate your vehicle

Your car has been good to you, so why not let it do one more good thing and benefit WAMC? It doesn't even have to run! Our partner, Car Talk Vehicle Donation Services, will tow it away, sell it, and give WAMC the proceeds…and you get the tax breaks.

Stock Donations

A gift of stock can provide you with financial and tax benefits while helping the station.

Make a gift in honor of a loved one or give the gift of an annual WAMC membership

Gifts in honor of a friend or loved one are a meaningful tribute. At your request, we can send a notice of the gift to them or, if given in their memory, we can notify their family.

Gift memberships are a great way to share support for the station with a friend. You can even send along a premium as a way to thank them for their continued support.

You shop. They give.

Shop at Amazon through AmazonSmile.  WAMC gets .5% of the purchase price. 

Buy and sell on eBay.  Just select WAMC as one of your favorite charities.

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy of free speech by including us in your estate planning.  From bequests to charitable gift annuities, planned gifts are vital to WAMC's future and offer a variety of effective ways for helping the station. These gifts can enable you to make a contribution to WAMC while achieving specific personal and financial goals.

Thanks for being part of the WAMC community

Your support means everything to us! We work hard to bring you award-winning programming every day of the year. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us here or call (800) 323-9262 ext. 133. We also encourage you to sign up for our mailing lists to get the latest news stories and event updates. In whatever ways you have supported and continue to support WAMC, we thank you sincerely.