I don’t remember exactly when I started listening to WNYC, but it’s become an integral part of my day – from the bed, to the kitchen, to the car! I really feel that it expands my world, enriches my life and satisfies my curiosity. Because I wanted to help sustain the programs that I had come to love, I decided to set up my first charitable gift annuity almost ten years ago. Don’t ever think that whatever you can give is not enough. It’s a start and will help keep the stations we love from disappearing in the future.
Ruth Kram, Listeners Legacy Circle Member
Over the years WNYC has become an essential part of my daily life, helping me to speak knowledgeably about current events – local, national and international – as well as music and culture with my colleagues and friends. When I was recently updating my will and reflecting on what organizations were important to my life, it seemed only fitting that I include WNYC in my plans – to help ensure the station’s continuity for future generations and as my way of saying thank you.
Melissa Williams, Listeners Legacy Circle Member
The key to our functioning well in society is information. I’ve always been concerned that we have free access to the facts, ideas and background information we need to make informed choices and sustain our community, our country, our world. WNYC provides that context for me. That’s why when the time came for me to consider what I wanted to leave as my legacy, I decided to become a member of the Listeners Legacy Circle.
Carol Drisko, Listeners Legacy Circle Member
I listen to WNYC every single day. The station is New York City. It takes the pulse of the city and transmits it back to us succinctly and intelligently. Placing it at the top of my list of organizations that mean the most to me when I created my estate plan was my way of giving back to the station that serves me and the city I love so well. I feel wonderful about it!
Virginia Chakejian, Listeners Legacy Circle Member
We mourn the loss of Polly Feingold, a long-time WNYC listener and member, who passed away in June 2013. Polly had a passionate drive to make the world around her a better place. From an early age she had a keen interest in civic matters, from politics to environmental causes. Over the years, Polly worked on political campaigns, participated in marches and led recycling initiatives in her community.
Polly started listening to WNYC when she moved to New York in 1964, and was a daily listener from that point forward. She described WNYC as her gateway to information, keeping her inspired and energized to do more. To help ensure that the station would be around for future generations of listeners, Polly decided to join our Listeners Legacy Circle by establishing two charitable gift annuities with New York Public Radio.
Polly felt strongly that every individual has the power to make a genuine difference in the world by being engaged and staying informed. All of us at New York Public Radio join in celebrating the life Polly lived and the powerful legacy she has left behind.