Donate Now and Become a Member
Members play a vital role in continuing the excellent tradition of community supported broadcasting. Businesses and corporations can give hefty donations to a station, but it is the individual donations that are the lifeline of public television and radio.
Lakeshore Public Television and 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore is yours. In every decision we make—from which shows to air to choosing equipment for better broadcast quality—we ask the question, “What do our members want?” Your support ensures that worthwhile programming that is family-friendly and fosters the values of our community remains a tradition in this region. We work hard to find the best PBS and NPR programming and produce first-rate local shows to educate, enlighten, and inform our viewers. If you would like to see this kind of inspiring television and radio for years to come, please become a member of Lakeshore Public Television and 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore today. We cannot do it without you!
Please join online, or call to speak with our Membership Department (219) 756-5656.
Support Lakeshore Public Media through Underwriting!
Underwriting on Lakeshore Public Media allows businesses to inform and educate the viewers who tune into our programs of their products and services. Underwriting makes it possible for Lakeshore Public Media to provide quality educational programming.
Statistics shows that the Lakeshore audience is more educated, affluent, and active in their communities. They are also solid investors and have much higher purchasing power. Having your company name alongside a high-quality program, our audience is more likely to remember your business the next time they require your goods or services.
Your investment in Lakeshore Public Media creates a positive association between the trusted PBS and NPR brands, and your company. For a fraction of the cost of commercial advertising, you enhance your company’s public image and maximize your marketability.
For more information, including ratings, viewer statistics demographics, and rate information, please contact our Development Department at 219-756-5656.
Vehicle Donation Program!
Donate your car and show your support of Lakeshore Public Television and 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore!
Interested? It’s easy! Here’s how it works:
Just call 858-300-2900 or email at your convenience firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our representatives. Our reps will schedule a pick up that’s convenient for you, and provide you with a confirmation of your donation.
If the gross proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle are $500 or more and if you provide your social security number to our Representative at the time of your donation, you will receive an IRS tax form 1098C stating the sale price of the vehicle. The amount is what you actually claim on the itemized tax return.
According to tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpaper is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.
Volunteer at Lakeshore Public Television and 89.1 FM The Lakeshore!
Thank you for interest in volunteering with us. Lakeshore Public Television and 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore relies on the support of community volunteers in various capacities throughout the year. Here are some ways we could use your help:
Holiday Gift Auction
Held annually in November, our three-day Holiday Gift Auction raises more than $50,000 for Lakeshore Public Television and 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore. Volunteer duties could include food station maintenance, phone banks, bid running & sorting, phone confirmation, and more. Must be 16 years of age or older.
Donations made by viewers in the community make up a significant portion of revenue for Lakeshore Public Television and 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore. It may be necessary to call on past supporters to ensure they haven’t overlooked their annual donation. Volunteers work with staff to make the calls that make a difference in our funding!
Lakeshore Public Television and 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore keeps in close contact with those who financially support the station. We coordinate two very large annual mailings (one in January, the other in June) and we also mail monthly membership reminders. Volunteers are needed to execute and expedite these processes.
Live Pledge Phone Banks
We often look to outside volunteers to answers phones when we’re televising a live pledge drive. These opportunities could include prep sports pledges, college basketball pledges, The Holiday Gift Auction, and more. Volunteers answer the phones and record pledges. Must be 16 years of age or older.