Planned Giving

Give a Lasting Gift to Public Radio

Those who can support Blue Ridge Public Radio with a planned gift will leave a legacy for generations to come and will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing philanthropy ensures the future of public broadcasting - now more than ever - a valued source of information, inspiration, and entertainment.

Leave a Legacy - Planned Giving

You can make a difference in Blue Ridge Public Radio's future by leaving a legacy to support your public radio station. Please consider including Blue Ridge Public Radio in your estate planning. Talk with your lawyer or financial advisor to find out how you can make a difference and what type of plan would work for you. If you would rather talk with Blue Ridge Public Radio directly, call us at 210-4800 and ask to speak with Michelle Keenan, Director of Membership - or email us at

Leave a Legacy - Investment / Endowment Life Insurance Gifting

If you are looking for a way to earn an annual annuity while providing the charity of your choice with an immediate and permanent cash donation, as well as leaving an annuity for your loved ones, you may want to consider a Life Insurance Gift. We'll be posting more information about providers and how it works soon! If you have any questions in the meanwhile, contact BPR's Membership Department at 210-4800 or email

Gift of Stock

If the stock certificate is in your possession:
All you need to do is sign a stock power and have it signature guaranteed. Any bank official can provide this service for you. Then mail the certificate and the stock power to Michelle Keenan at the address below in separate envelopes for security. We'll use the postmark for the gift date, and credit you with the average market value on that date.

If you have a certificate that represents more shares than you wish to donate, we will need your social security number and a letter detailing how many shares you wish to donate and how many shares should be re-issued in your name. It generally takes 4 to 6 weeks for you to receive your new certificate.

If the stock is held in a brokerage account:
Please instruct your broker to transfer the shares to Western North Carolina Public Radio. Our brokerage account is set up with Raymond James Financial.

Account #: 80302051
DTC#: 0725
Contact Person: Joel Adams
Phone #: 828-251-9700 T

The shares will be electronically transferred. We'll use the date that the shares enter our account as your gift date, and credit you with the average market value on that date. We also ask that you give BPR's Membership department a call or send a letter to the address below to let us know the gift is in process. Very often, the shares are transferred into our account without information that indicates the donor's name. The phone call or letter will allow us to match up the donor's name with the correct stock gift, and insure that we can acknowledge the gift accordingly.

Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. (DBA Blue Ridge Public Radio / BPR)
Attn: Membership 
73 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

Please feel free to contact us at or 828-210-4800, if you have any further questions.