Giving an extra share … making a real difference.

Dec 17, 2013

There are currently about 43 individuals who make annual contributions of $1,000 a year or more to HPPR – some as high as $10,000 in some years.  These are individuals who give an “extra share” above and beyond supporting their own listening.  They’re also supporting the educational, cultural and civic service HPPR provides in their community and across the wider High Plains region.

Not everyone is in a financial position to provide such support or to provide it all the time.  But when those who can contribute above and beyond the usual share do so, it makes such a difference.  This is especially true now as HPPR works to significantly raise the level of the private support for public radio to cover the gap left by deep cuts in State of Kansas funding and reductions in Corporation for Public Broadcasting grants.

HPPR is hoping to add 10 such supporters by the end of the year as part of its December campaign to raise $55,000.  If you are in a position to make such a major contribution, we hope you will consider becoming one these major donors.

You might think of making a major contribution for HPPR in terms of an amount per month, even if you make it all at once to take full advantage of the tax deduction this year.  HPPR is a service available to you and your community every day, every day of the month, month of the year.  And every month your major gift can make a difference in covering the cost of that service.

  • $200 a month for a $2,400 contribution
  • $150 a month for an $1,800 contribution
  • $125 a month for an $1,500 contribution
  • $100 a month for a $1,200 contribution
  • $75 a month for a $900 contribution

There are various ways you can consider making such a contribution in addition to cash:

  • Donation of appreciated stock (gaining both a charitable deduction and avoidance of capital gains taxes)
  • Donation of a portion of and IRA account (if over 70 ½ years old)
  • Donation through a Family Foundation or Trust or a Family Fund at a community foundation
  • Donation of a vehicle of any kind

Please give this some thought over the next few days. You can always make your contribution conveniently, safely and securely at or respond to a letter you may have received and mail in a contribution.  You can also contact Deb Oyler, Executive Director, directly at or 800-678-7444 to make a contribution or discuss any questions.  Hearing from you will add a great boost to our efforts as we work to raise $55,000 this month and be on balance our budget for this year.

For more information on major giving to HPPR, click here.