Ways to Give

A number of giving options are available and we encourage you to explore your options. Some gifts may offer tax benefits, income for you or your family or estate planning advantages, all while supporting WGCU’s mission. We will work closely, and confidentially, with you and your advisors.

Charitable gifts should be considered carefully. We recommend that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or estate-planning expert for charitable planning. WGCU cannot provide legal or tax advice.

If you would like to meet with a representative of WGCU to discuss ways that you can support the station programming and outreach, please contact Jennifer Denike at (239) 590-2514 or wgculeadershipcircle@wgcu.org.

Gifts of Cash

A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of charitable investment account that provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time.

Granting to WGCU Public Media through your DAF is simple and easy. You can recommend a gift to WGCU today, or on a recurring basis, to ensure the success of public TV and radio in the Southwest Florida.

Please note that WGCU is a member supported service of Florida Gulf Coast University and donations should be designated to WGCU but made through the university. The Federal Tax ID number of Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation is 65-0403969. Mailing address is 10501 FGCU Blvd S. Fort Myers, FL  33965.

Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation to WGCU Public Media through Florida Gulf Coast University via the DAF Direct website.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Denike at (239)590-2514 for additional information.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.

By electronic transfer – Please contact us for instructions on how you can transfer stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to WGCU Public Media.

By certified mail – If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to mail two envelopes separately to complete your gift. In the first envelope, place the unsigned stock certificate(s). In the other envelope, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You may obtain this power from your broker or bank. Please remember to use certified mail.

Wire Transfer or ACH

For information on a gift via a wire transfer or ACH for the benefit of WGCU through Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., please call (239)590-2363 or email wgculeadershipcircle@wgcu.org.

Gifts of Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension, or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.

Gift of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.

Matching Gifts

Even if you are retired, many companies match your gift dollar-for-dollar or even double or triple the amount of your gift — at no extra cost to you! Learn more here.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a gift made to our organization that can provide you with a secure source of fixed payments for life. Use the FGCU Planned Giving Calculator to see the benefits of a charitable gift annuity.

Gifts of Real Estate

A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains by making a gift to us.

Planned Gifts

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to WGCU that will make a lasting impact. Learn more about making a planned gift to WGCU today!


To speak with a representative today about the impact of your support, please contact:

Gina Dengler
Donor Relations Specialist
(239)590-2328 • gdengler@wgcu.org

Jennifer Denike
Donor Relations Specialist
(239) 590-2514 • jdenike@wgcu.org

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