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WFIT Fall Fund Drive Sept 21st - 30th

WFIT's Fall Fund Drive begins on Friday, September 21st at 7 am, so be sure to get up early and watch  sunrise. WFIT members power what we do. As a public radio station, the greatest and most dependable source of our funding comes from our listeners, but it is a smaller percentage of listeners than you might imagine.  We're hoping to increase that percentage during this membership drive. WFIT members are united by an appreciation of quality journalism that's informative, researched, fact based, and dependable.

It's Florida Tech's 60th Anniversary, so we've set our Fund Drive goal at $60,000, and by the end of these 10 Fund Drive days, we're hoping that 600 members make a donation, and join our WFIT family. We're also looking for 60 of these to be new sustaining members, and 100 new members. No matter what amount you give, your gift makes a difference, it's your vote for public radio programming. It's community support that keeps your favorite music, local and world news, and community event information on the air.
One of the easiest way to donate is by becoming a sustaining member. It's a great option for both you and WFIT. Setting up a regular monthly gift from your credit card or bank account, means no renewals to think about, and spreading your gift over the year is easier on your budget.
As always, you can start the fund drive off early, by Donating Online Now, and if you'd like your gift counted toward your favorite show (or shows), just note it in the comments section. Surprise your favorite show hosts by getting them closer to their goal before our "On-Air" fund drive even starts.
Beginning on September 21st, we'll have a great variety of "Thank You" gifts to choose from, when you make your pledge (online or by calling 321-674-8950), or you can choose to have the total amount go towards programming. Our "Thank You" gifts include gift certificates for restaurants, stores and services, theater & concert tickets, T-shirts, hats, CDs and more.
On Wednesday, September 26th we'll have Pet Warz Day. Have your pet make a pledge, and at the end of the day we'll see which species of pet has the largest number of donors. Ranger (Scottish highland bull), herd that cattle will win, that may be a little tougher than he thinks. If you can, send a picture of your pet to us at wfit@fit.edu, we'd love to post it on Facebook!
Remember, an additional way to help us reach our goal is by spreading the word about our fund drive on facebook and twitter, and encouraging others to support their local public radio station, WFIT 89.5 FM.
Also, don't forget to request matching gifts from your employer, your spouses employer, or a company that you are retired from. It's a great way to make your gift go twice as far.
For Questions about memberships please contact Jane Clary at claryt@fit.edu or 321-674-8140. We greatly appreciate our listeners, and thank you so much for all your support. WFIT belongs to you!

Jane Clary became the Director of Gifts and Outreach in March 2014. She oversees funding for WFIT from individual listeners, develops and implements new giving programs, maintains a specialized donor database, creates and sends a monthly e-newsletter and handles reservations and payments for special events.