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Tax Deductible Donations

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2016 04:23PM EDT

WAMU 88.5 is not associated with other public radio or television stations in the area, nor is it an ancillary facility of National Public Radio. A contribution to WAMU 88.5 remains with us, just as donations to other public broadcasting entities remain in their coffers. Because our licensee, American University, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and WAMU 88.5 is a department within the university, a contribution is a donation to a nonprofit organization, and is eligible for tax deduction. WAMU 88.5 is required by the IRS to notify donors of the amount of an annual contribution that is eligible for tax deduction purposes. This figure represents the amount of a member's total annual contribution, minus the value of any and all thank-you gifts the member requested during the year. This information is typically included on a gift acknowledgement letter or - for those who give monthly installments - in a separate letter mailed in January.

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