Support WQXR

Ways to Support WQXR

Pledge or Renew Your Membership Online
Become a WQXR Monthly Sustainer
Join the Patrons Circle
Become a WQXR Corporate Underwriter
Foundation Support
Donations of Appreciated Securities (Stocks)
Bequests and Estate Planning
Matching Gifts
Campaign to Save Classical Music Radio in New York City

ALERT: POPULAR CHARITABLE IRA ROLLOVER PROVISION REAUTHORIZED FOR 2014, BUT SET TO EXPIRE AGAIN ON DEC. 31, 2014 -- ACT NOW! For more information, click here. For sample letters, click here.

WQXR is listener supported radio.

Classical music deserves a home on the dial. WQXR is now commercial- free and listener supported classical music station (operating as a service of New York Public Radio).  We rely on your contributions!

Listener contributions keep WQXR alive and thriving and support the entire New York Public Radio family of services, including WNYC 93.9 FM, AM820,, WQXR 105.9 FM and, ensuring that we can continue to bring you the best news, cultural and music programming available on the air, all year long.

When you pledge online you save WQXR time and money so more of your contribution goes towards the music you love. It is the most cost effective way to support WQXR and the entire New York Public Radio family! E-pledge online. It's simple, secure and swift.

If you'd prefer to send your contribution by mail, send your tax deductible gift (made out to WQXR) and mail to:

WQXR c/o New York Public Radio
P.O. Box 1550
New York, NY 10116-1550

Pledge by phone, call toll free, 888-813-1059

Questions or concerns? Visit our Listener Services Department online or call (646) 829-4000.

Become a WQXR Monthly Sustainer

Become a Monthly Sustainer and enjoy the convenience of uninterrupted membership, without the bother of renewal reminders from us. Your monthly contribution will be charged to your credit card at the beginning of each month. We'll send you a new MemberCard in January, a giving history for your tax return, and you are automatically entered into all the pledge drive contests.

You can change or cancel your monthly gifts with a quick phone call to 646-829-4217 or through our contact form

Need help? Contact us through our contact form or call 646-829-4217. You may also pledge by telephone 1-888-813-1059.

Support Q2

Q2 is a WQXR's New York focused, internationally connected online music station devoted to discovering, nurturing and sharing the works of brilliant, living composers and passionate, emerging ensembles. Q2 operates under the belief that discovering a new composer, a new work can change lives; that curiosity, above all else, is what keeps us moving forward, growing and developing. Q2 is: passion, innovation and dialogue; an online meeting space for music lovers; a place to hear and archive live concerts; a center for ideas, rants, opinions, conversation and debate. 

Your membership dollars champion these core values while permitting us to investigate new ways, curatorial and technological, to serve your new music needs. Your pledge dollars convince us that discovery, growth, curiosity and beauty are worth fighting for and bolster Q2 at every turn in its evolution.

Join the Patrons Circle

To thank our Patrons Circle members for their outstanding support, WQXR is pleased to offer distinctive and engaging benefits throughout the year. To view a complete list of Patrons Circle benefits, please click here.

Donors at the $5,000 level and above also have access to an exciting and unique year-long series of Behind the Mic events, which provide insider's access to the station's hosts and producers, as well as leading luminaries in the cultural and classical music worlds. 

For more information, please contact the Patrons Circle hotline at (646) 829-4551 or e-mail To make a Patrons Circle membership pledge online, click here.

Become a WQXR Corporate Underwriter

Our corporate sponsors are members of the metropolitan area business community who recognize and celebrate the singular nature of WQXR’s programming and audience of intelligent, active, and passionate New Yorkers!  105.9 FM WQXR, New York’s only dedicated classical music station, is now commercial free, providing a soothing, fresh, and clutter free environment for your messaging to its highly educated, affluent, and culturally active listenership.


Foundation Support

Whether you are interested in making a challenge or program grant or want to support the general operating expenses of our stations, contact Amy Fitzpatric, Director of Institutional Giving, at (646) 829-4467 or via email:


Donations of Appreciated Securities (Stocks)

Using securities that have gone up in value since you bought them is an excellent way to make a gift to WQXR.  In most cases you will be entitled to an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift and will not have to report capital gain income.  You may use securities to make your annual gift to WQXR, contribute a special gift, or to fund a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.

To assist you with the transfer of securities please contact Olivia Hull at or 646-829-4507. 

Donate Your Vehicle to New York Public Radio

Donate your car and support New York Public Radio.

Instead of trading or selling your unwanted car, donate it to New York Public Radio through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. Your tax-deductible donation will support the great news, cultural and music programming you enjoy on New York Public Radio.

Your car has given you years of good service. Let it do one final good deed. The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program will get the best price for your car and the proceeds will help support great public radio.

Bequests and Estate Planning

There are many ways to create a meaningful legacy to help ensure the future of New York Public Radio such as including a bequest in your will or living trust that may also provide tax and financial benefits to you, depending on your circumstances and objectives. To learn more, please contact Dina Vaz, Associate Director of Legacy Giving at (646) 829-4492 or

Matching Gifts

Double your donation! As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, WNYC Radio is eligible for many employers' Corporate Matching Gifts programs.



President Obama is expected soon to sign back into law the reauthorization of the IRA Charitable Rollover provision, as provided in the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 recently passed by Congress, which allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to public charities directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income.

The IRA Charitable Rollover Extension enables you to contribute IRA funds without paying any income tax on withdrawals if:

  • You are over the age of 70 ½;
  • The charitable contribution is made directly from your traditional or Roth IRA;
  • You transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA to a qualified public charity;
  • You receive no goods or services from the charity in exchange for the gifts.

The IRA Charitable Rollover will once again expire on December 31, 2014, so this charitable giving opportunity will only be available for a very limited time.

To learn more about directing a distribution from your IRA to New York Public Radio, please contact Dina Vaz, Associate Director of Legacy Giving at (646) 829-4492 or