How to Support WNPR

Become a member of Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CPBN)

Here's how:
Select a contribution level that fits your budget. Membership begins at $40 ($25 for senior citizens) a year.

As a CPBN member, you will receive a subscription to Connecticut Magazine, the monthly consumer lifestyle magazine that includes our What's On! CPTV program guide. Please allow two months for your subscription to begin.

A variety of thank-you gift selections are available at other membership levels.

To become a member, fill out our easy-to-use online form. Your membership pledge is made using a secure transaction, and CPTV does not store credit card information. In addition, we do not share any online information with other organizations.

Matching Gifts

Want to double the impact of your donation without spending a dime? If your employer has a matching gift program, the impact of your contribution to Connecticut Public Broadcasting can be multiplied in just a few easy steps.

  1. Use the convenient online tool below to look up the details about your employer's matching gift program.
  2. Depending on your company's guidelines, simply submit your employer's matching gift form online or fill it out and mail it to us (CPBN, Attn: Matching Gifts, 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105).
  1. We complete our portion of the form and send it back to your employer for processing. You rest assured knowing you've done all you can to maximize the potential of your donation and support an organization you believe in.

It's that simple. And with just a few minutes of your time, you can unlock an important and valuable source of funding for CPTV and WNPR that would remain untapped without your help. Don't let another day go by.

For more information about Matching Gifts, contact:

Phong Kha
Matching Gift Coordinator, CPTV and WNPR
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 275-7240
Fax: (860) 275-7465

Federal Tax Identification (EIN) ##06-0758938


Planned Giving: Partners for the Future

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc's Partners for the Future planned giving program gives you theopportunity to help guarantee the future of quality television andradio programming for generations to come while ensuring your ownfinancial future at the same time. An estate plan, which includes giftssuch as bequests, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts oranother deferred giving vehicle, not only assures peace of mind today,but also leaves a legacy for years to come.

For more information, contact:
Chris Flynn 860-275-7274 or e-mailing


Membership: Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is a dedicated group of Connecticut Public Broadcasting donors whose generous commitment funds telecommunications and community services that change lives. Members of the Leadership Circle support the powerful vision that defines the future of CPTV and WNPR.

Leadership Circle Chairman’s Council ($10,000 or more annually)

  • Private dinner with Connecticut Public Broadcasting President and CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
  • Exclusive on-air recognition
  • Live production viewing in the control room and recognition around local programming of your choice
  • Four complimentary tickets to major CPBI eventsplus all benefits at the levels below

Leadership Circle President's Club ($5,000 to $9,999 annually)

  • Cocktail reception with Geno Auriemma and viewing of his on-air call-in program
  • On-air recognition with other President's Club members
  • Two complimentary tickets to major CPBI events plus all benefits at the levels below

Leadership Circle Producer ($2,500 to $4,999 annually)

  • Dinner with Connecticut Public Broadcasting President and CEO
  • Complimentary tickets to select CPTV & WNPR events and performances
  • A wood and canvas Leadership Circle director's chair plus all benefits at the levels below


Leadership Circle Director ($1,000 to $2,499 annually)

  • Recognition on the Leadership Circle Honor Roll at our new state-of-the-art facility in Hartford
  • Invitations to special station events with NPR, PBS, and WNPR personalities
  • Annual listing in CPTV Program Guide in Connecticut Magazine
  • Invitation to the Annual President's Luncheon each autumn
  • Subscription to and recognition in the in-Tune newsletter
  • VIP tour of the CPBI facility in Hartford


Membership: Studio Society ($500 to $999)

When you make an annual contribution of $500 to $999, you are invited to become a member of Connecticut Public Broadcasting's Studio Society. Studio Society members have demonstrated a level of commitment that makes it possible for Connecticut Public Broadcasting to provide the outstanding programs our community has come to rely on —now and for the future.

  • Invitations to special station events with NPR, PBS, and WNPR personalities
  • Annual listing in CPTV Program Guide in Connecticut Magazine
  • Invitation to the Annual President’s Luncheon each autumn
  • VIP tour of the CPBI facility in Hartford


Contribute A Car

Thinking about selling your car, boat, motorcycle, truck, or other vehicle?

Donate Your Car by Clicking Here

Why not take part in Contribute-A-Car, and support the award-winning programs you love on CPTV and WNPR? By donating a vehicle to Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., the parent company of CPTV and WNPR, you help ensure the future of public broadcasting.

How do I make a car donation?
Fill out our online form, call us toll-free at 1-877-444-4485 or e-mail us

How long does it take?
Your vehicle will be picked up by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company within 2 business days.. If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 1-877-444-4485.

What if I don't have a title?
You will need to request a duplicate title from the Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV), online or in person at your local DMV office. This normally takes about two (2) weeks and costs $25.00.

How much of a tax deduction could I receive?
Effective January 1, 2005, Internal Revenue Code (IRC 170 (f) 912) went into effect. This law provides that the vehicle donor may receive a tax deduction equal to the greater of $500.00 or the actual amount that Contribute-A Car receives from the sale of the vehicle.

Upon receipt of the title for the vehicle, Contribute-A-Car will send to the donor a receipt... If the vehicle is sold for more than $500.00, Contribute-A-Car will send a second receipt to the donor stating the gross amount received upon the sale of the vehicle.

Contribute-A-Car intends to make every effort to sell your donated vehicle for the highest amount possible. This benefits you, as the donor, and Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., a not-for-profit 501c3 organization.

It is important to note that the vehicle will be sold in an arms-length transaction and not directly by the station to the end user.

If you need more information regarding your deduction, you should consult your tax adviser or accountant. Additional information can also be obtained at the Internal Revenue Service website.