Ways to Give

Interesting in supporting WSUM? There are lots of way you can give time, money, or support to the Snake on the Lake.

Friends of Madison Student Radio (FoMSR) supports the station by funding events like Snake on the Lake Fest or by purchasing promotional items like banners, t-shirts, or stickers. We also cover costs for student enrichment, which can include staff bonding events or travel funds for our sports department to broadcast games. FoMSR gives us flexibility for miscellaneous needs that help the station go above and beyond for the students. Donate via PayPal or Check to make a contribution to Friends of Madison Student Radio.

Here are ways to give:

  • PayPal Donation
  • Check Donation
    • Send a check addressed to Friends of Madison Student Radio to PO BOX 260020, Madison, WI 53726.
  • Amazon Smile
    • If you have an Amazon account, you can now purchase every day items while giving back to WSUM! It's called Amazon Smile. Make your purchases go farther. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Friends of Madison Student Radio whenever you shop on Amazon Smile. Select “Friends of Madison Student Radio Inc” on Amazon Smile to start. You can even install a Chrome extension called "Smile Always" so that it will direct you to smile.amazon.com every time you shop.
  • Donation to UW Foundation
    • The WSUM Fund under the UW Foundation is a long-term endowment, which means we only spend the dividends/earnings that your donation makes. The idea is we can use the proceeds of this fund to meet unexpected expenses – like to replace or repair technology that keeps us on the air or online. These donations help with long term technology needs. Click here to Donate.
  • Volunteering
    • We have two ways you can volunteer. Friends of Friends are volunteers at large of FoMRS that help on special projects and/or as needed without becoming members of our board. Board Members are elected for three year terms with option to be nominated for a second term and serve as voting members of the board in a variety of roles like president, secretary, treasure, and other special project assignments. Email wsumfriends@gmail.com to learn more about our fundraising board and get involved in station support.
  • Donate Items for Auction
    • Every February we hold our annual online auction to raise money for the station. We welcome donations for auction items - from the expected gift certificates to the unexpected fan favorite bucket. All items, especially those that are priceless, are welcome. To see examples from our previous auction check out 32auctions. Email wsumfriends@gmail.com to make arrangements for your donation. 
  • CD, Vinyl, or Music Donations for WSUM Library or Sales
    • Email wsumfriends@gmail.com to make arrangements for your donation.