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2023 Spring Fund Drive

2023 marks 50 years of this public radio service. Thanks to the increasing number of sustaining donors and online contributors throughout the year, WVTF is continuing to keep more regular programming on the air with shorter on-air fund drives. Please consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor or make a one-time online gift today so that we may continue to offer more uninterrupted programming.

Become a sustaining donor or make a one-time gift today and be entered into our grand prize drawings. Current sustaining donors are automatically entered to win!

New Thank You Gifts:

Puppy to Partner: Make a donation today to the Spring Fund Drive and you can select the Puppy to Partner thank you gift. Your donation will support public radio and the important life-changing work of Saint Francis Service Dogs.

Saint Francis Service Dogs provides professionally trained dogs throughout Virginia to people with disabilities. Starting from the selection of suitable puppies, Saint Francis provides training for both puppies and their partners and remains committed to providing services throughout the life-span of the partnership. For your gift of just $10/month or a one-time donation of $120 you can support both public radio and Saint Francis Service Dogs with the Puppy to Partner thank you gift. Just select from the menu of Thank You Gifts on the online donation form and a portion of your donation will go to support the Puppy to Partner Journey. And thanks to a generous matching gift from­­­­­­­­­­­­ Lori and Steve Strauss, your support of Saint Francis Service Dogs will be matched 100%. Lori and Steve Strauss are matching the first 500 donors who select the Puppy to Partner thank you gift. This will double the impact that your gift has towards the Puppy to Partner Journey provided by Saint Francis Service Dogs.

50th Anniversary T-Shirts: Celebrate 50 years of this public radio service with our new official 50th Anniversary t-shirts. Become a monthly sustaining member for just $15 or make a one-time gift of $180 and you can select your choice of gold or royal blue from the menu of thank you gifts on our online pledge form.
Plus, we are still offering our popular Public Radio Nerd coffee mugs for $7.50/month or $90, the Nina Totenberg book, Dinners with Ruth for $15/month or $180, New York Times annual digital subscriptions for sustaining monthly memberships of $20, and Day Sponsorships for a gift of $25/month or $300.
Donate here and thank you!

  • Cardinal Bicycle. Since 1977, Now with two locations in Roanoke on Orange Avenue and Grandin Village.
    A $5,000 E-Bike!!
  • TXTUR Fire Station One Boutique Hotel and Stock Cafe: Seven winners and their guest will receive admission to the WVTF 50th Anniversary event featuring NPR's Mary Louise Kelley and author Beth Macy on August 24 at Jefferson Center in Roanoke and overnight stay and dinner for the night at TXTUR Furnitures latest contribution to downtown Roanoke. They have renovated the historic fire station to be the newest attraction to downtown.