What does “community supported” mean?
It’s business support and listeners like you,who give financially that help 95.1 SHINE-FM bring hope and encouragement to your community. Your support and business sponsorship, together with volunteers, are a vibrant community!
Why do you need listener donations since there is advertising on the station?
Advertising covers about one quarter of our ministry’s operating expenses. Your support is needed to help 95.1 SHINE-FM stay on the air.
What are you going to do with the money?
Your financial gift will be used for the operating expenses of 95.1 SHINE-FM.
How do I give?
You can give securely online with a one-time gift, or you can set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for convenient, secure, monthly giving. It’s easy. Or, if you prefer, we will be happy to help you by phone at 443-874-3532.
You can also mail your gift to:
3500 Commerce Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
You can also give gifts of stocks, annuities, bequests and other planned gifts. We will be happy to assist you at 443-874-3532.
What is Electric Funds Transfer?
You can give your gift automatically each month from your bank account, credit, or debit card. It’s easy through our EFT (electronic funds transfer) program. Simply choose when to give, how much, and for how long. It’s a secure and convenient way to support 95.1 SHINE-FM.
Is it secure if I donate online?
Yes. You can check that your online gifts are secure by noting the “https” at the beginning of the url address. The “s” means secure.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, it is, minus the fair market value of any gifts or benefits you receive. 95.1 SHINE-FM is a part of the Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc., a not-for-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1948.
Will I receive a donor statement at the end of the year?
Yes. You will receive a printed summary listing all gifts you have given within each calendar year.
What do I get when I give?
First, you will get our heartfelt thanks! You’ll also receive a written thank you notice and receipt in the mail.
You will get plugged into 95.1 SHINE-FM. You’ll be the first to know about station information, facts about concerts and events, and how your gift is being used to bring hope and encouragement to your community.
If you give any amount within a calendar year, you will receive a tax receipt in January outlining the tax deductibility of your gift.
You will receive the blessing that comes from giving. And, through your gifts, you will become a partner in the work of this radio station.
What is a SHINE partner?
If you give $30 or more monthly, or a $360 or more one-time gift, you become a SHINE partner.
What if I have a special request regarding my gift?
We’d be happy to help you! Just let us know what we can do regarding your mail, phone calls, receipting, benefits or changes in the amount or way you give. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Johnny Iseminger at 443-874-3532 during business hours.
Tax and Audit information
The Peter and John Radio Fellowship, of which 95.1 SHINE-FM is a part, was founded in l948 in Baltimore. The Fellowship received its IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status in l959. It has operated as a not-for-profit organization continuously since its tax exempt status was granted.
You have our commitment that every gift given to 95.1 SHINE-FM will be used with integrity before God, to whom we are ultimately accountable. We also recognize that we are accountable to you, our generous partner in ministry.
As a part of the Peter and John Radio Fellowship, 95.1 SHINE-FM is audited annually by Batts, Morrison, Wales and Lee. All donations to 95.1 SHINE-FM are tax deductible as allowed by law.
For more information, contact Johnny Iseminger at 443-874-3532.