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Underwriting on VPR connects you to an active, engaged and informed audience of more than 200,000 weekly listeners.
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VPR is a trusted, local and independent source for news, music and entertainment. Underwriting on VPR connects you to an active, engaged and informed audience of more than 200,000 weekly listeners. According to the 2019 NPR Listener Profile, when compared to the average U.S. adult public radio listeners are:  

Did you know that one-third of all charitable giving happens in December? It's an important time of year for many nonprofits like Vermont Public Radio that count on support from people like you!

You are familiar with the general ways to support VPR - during membership drives or through your annual membership renewal - but there are also a number of other ways to support VPR:

From top right, clockwise: VPR; Emily Alfin Johnson|VPR; VPR; Steve Zind|VPR

What helped send Steve Zind to Afghanistan to report on the deployment of the Vermont National Guard, launched Outdoor Radio, created VPR’s smartphone apps, and built a remote studio in Brattleboro? Gifts made to the VPR Journalism Fund.

Individuals aged 70 ½ or older can make charitable gifts to qualified organizations through direct transfers from their IRAs without paying income tax on the IRA distributions. You can improve your overall tax situation while helping VPR’s public service mission.

You can make a direct transfer if:

CGAs: A Sound Investment

Jan 16, 2014

A charitable gift annuity is a stable investment opportunity that can also satisfy your philanthropic priorities.

VPR partners with the Vermont Community Foundation to provide this service. Through the VCF you can purchase an annuity that will provide you (and one other person) with an annual income source for the duration of your lifetime. After that time, the annuity is gifted to VPR.