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2021 Fall Fund Drive

Thanks to the increasing number of sustaining donors and online contributors throughout the year - the Fall Fund Drive will be shortened by one full day. 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 in all of the 2021 prize drawings. Current sustaining donors are automatically entered to win!
  • TXTUR Living: Beautiful home furniture manufactured in Roanoke. A gift certificate for $5000 to refurnish any room in your home. TXTUR is a local company creating sustainable, stylish and simple furniture in the Roanoke Valley.

  • WVTF welcomes Kroger as our newest fund drive sponsor with $5000 worth of Kroger Gift Card prize drawings.

Let’s celebrate a year together – with a shorter fall fund drive!

The past year was turbulent for everyone. But, through an election, COVID and international turmoil – we’ve made it through together. With your support, Radio IQ and WVTF were able to bring you honest, insightful reporting and a world of music every day. In the year ahead, we want to continue to be there for you - expanding our news coverage and launching new platforms and partnerships that prompt civil discussions and enhance our statewide reporting

As we open our fall fund drive, we want thank you -- our 14,000 listeners and businesses who supported WVTF and Radio IQ this past year. To show our appreciation, we’re making our fall on-air fund drive a full day shorter, kicking off tomorrow with a special “quiet opening” filled with more music and news and fewer interruptionsas well as some wonderful new thank you gifts and prizes!

But really -- we know that gifts and prizes aren’t why you support public radio. You value the award winning news and inspiring music that lifts your days and connects you to the world during our challenging times.

We value you as well. 60% of our budget comes from you - our listeners. Your ongoing support enables us to keep bringing you the programming you rely on. Please accept our gratitude – and help us raise the funds we need during our (shorter!) fall fund drive - so we can keep bringing you the public radio you love and depend on.

If it’s been awhile since you’ve made a gift to WVTF, this is the week to show your support for public radio. If you’ve previously given a one-time gift, consider coming a sustainer with a monthly donation (We make it easy!) Either way – your support will help us reach our goal.

And, it wouldn’t be a celebration without surprises. In appreciation of our listeners, we’re filling our fall fund drive with new ways to thank you!

  • Make your gift during our quiet opening tomorrow – and you’ll have a chance to win one of two - $250 gift cards from Kroger.
  • We’ll give away more $250 Kroger gift cards throughout the drive – a total of 16 in all!
  • To help you get ready to travel again – we’re offering a 12 month online subscription to Babbel as a thank you for your gift of $120 or $10 / month.
  • Families across Virginia continue to benefit with your thank you gift to our Milk for Good program.  In the past year our donors have enabled over 90,000 servings of milk to be distributed through Virginia Food Banks!
  • Become a new sustaining member -  or increase your sustaining gift – and we’ll give you a special Bonus “thank you” – “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me’s”  20th Anniversary celebration.
  • And one donor will win our grand prize, a $5000 gift certificate from TXTUR Living, to refurnish a room in your home.