Member Benefits & Info
Member Benefits & FAQs
Members receive benefits throughout the year, including invitations to members-only events and offers such as pre-sale tickets, discounts, and opportunities to attend special events.
One of the ways we say "thank you" when you become a member is exclusive WDET swag and experiences. You can select a thank you gift each time you make a qualifying gift of support. View our latest thank you gifts »
If you have questions regarding your WDET membership, contact member services at 313-577-4550 or email@example.com.
How much of WDET's support comes from individual listeners like me?
Nearly 50% of annual expenses are met by the generous gifts from loyal WDET members. Individual listeners and donors are the most important ingredient in WDET’s success, independence, and impact. WDET's second largest source of revenue comes in the form of underwriting from the business community, much of which comes from local companies and non-profit organizations. Together, these two critical sources of community support make up nearly 70% of WDET's annual operating revenue!
What impact will my gift have at WDET?
Your gift enables journalists, hosts, engineers, and producers to plan and execute local news and music programming. Your gift also helps pay for national and international programming from NPR and other trusted sources. Most importantly, it ensures this programming is available and accessible 24 hours per day – on-air and online.
Can I designate my gift to a special program or project?
If you wish to begin a conversation regarding a possible restricted gift, please call WDET's Associate Director of Philanthropy Carmen Garcia at 313-577-3342. WDET does not accept anonymous, restricted donations for its news programming.
How can I be sure that WDET will use my money effectively?
WDET follows the rigorous Wayne State University policies and procedures in its financial management and is supported in this process by University finance officers as well as community volunteers who contribute their expertise and advice to the station’s governance practices. In addition, independent auditors annually review the station’s operations and financials.
Is my donation to WDET tax deductible?
Yes. As provided by law, your gift may be deductible, minus the Fair Market Value of any thank you gift received, if you itemize your Federal taxes.
Can my employer MATCH my gift?
Yes. WDET received matching gifts totaling more than $20,000 in 2018.
Please check with your Human Resources office to see if your company participates in a Matching Gift program.
I haven’t received my Thank You Gift yet.
Thank you gifts are sent out soon after payment is received to cover the cost of the item and shipping. Please allow 4-6 weeks delivery.
Was my payment received?
Check payments are processed every weekday. Gifts made online are processed immediately and a receipt is emailed. If you think there has been an error or you have a question - Please contact WDET Member Services at 313-577-4550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I haven't received a tax receipt for my contribution. When can I expect it?
Tax receipts for contributions made to WDET are processed at Wayne State University's Fund Office and mailed in January. If you haven't received your tax receipt, or you need a receipt during the year, please contact WDET Member Services at 313-577-4550 or email@example.com.
How can I update my membership information?
For name, address, or contact information changes… contact WDET Member Services at 313-577-4550 or firstname.lastname@example.org