Planned Giving

Campaign for a Sound Future

Recognizing Northern Public Radio in your estate is a simple way to ensure future generations have access to the public radio service you value.  Estate gifts range from bequests and life insurance to IRAs and trusts. 

To build, create and leave your legacy with Northern Public Radio, please contact our Development team or begin by completing the charitable intention form.

The Sound Future Society honors those public radio listeners who have made special legacy gifts through their estates.  These members of vision provide a sustainable and alternate source of funds to support the great programming at WNIJ and WNIU for generations to come.  As a member of the Sound Future Society you will be recognized alongside other thoughtful donors who have chosen to leave their legacy with Northern Public Radio.

A bequest to benefit 89.5 WNIJ and/or Classical WNIU is simple to set up.  The language may include:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ (a specific dollar amount, percentage of the residue of your estate, or a specific asset such as a bank account, stock, etc) the Northern Illinois University Foundation, directed specifically for Northern Public Radio, 89.5 WNIJ and/or Classical WNIU. 

Northern Illinois University Foundation
Northern Public Radio-WNIJ-WNIU
Tax I.D. #36-6086819
801 N. 1st Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-9000

To determine the tax benefits for your situation, please consult with a tax advisor, certified public accountant or attorney. 

To contact 89.5 WNIJ / Classical WNIU for additional information on our legacy gift program, please call (815) 753-9000. You can also email, mail, or fax the charitable intention form at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for your continued support of the mission of public broadcasting in our community.