Support

There are a variety of ways that you can support great classical music programming on 88.7 KCME-FM. Here are a few of our most popular options:

Financial Donation

When you make a financial donation  of any amount to KCME, you are a member of the station. Listeners just like you provide almost 70% of the required funds to operate the station and we at KCME are so very grateful for this generous support. You truly make the music happen! Go to; https://www.kcme.org/donate/

Endowment

The KCME Endowment Fund is comprised of permanent assets (money, securities, property, life insurance, etc.), donated by individuals and charitable foundations who love, believe in, and want to bequeath a lasting legacy to KCME 88.7 FM; the assets in the endowment fund are invested to earn income.

For a non-profit organization such as KCME 88.7 FM, an endowment fund serves as both a savings account and an income stream. Donors know that their gifts to The KCME Endowment Fund will have an enduring impact on KCME’s ability to remain one of this area’s preeminent cultural resources far into the future. Additionally, a significant donation to the KCME Endowment Fund serves as a tax-wise tool that could yield significant immediate and long term benefits for the donor.

A not-for-profit, such as KCME, needs a growing endowment fund to provide a hedge against economic downturns and to ensure a cushion of support that serves as a bridge between donor-generated contributions and the ongoing yearly operating expenses that may be in excess of total contributions. An endowment fund provides funds for unexpected expenses and contingencies, and most importantly, the income from its endowment fund helps KCME expand and improve its broadcasting service capabilities to audiences who have a great desire to hear fine music.

The KCME Endowment Fund has been established through, and is managed by The Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Believing in an investment philosophy that finds the correct balance of maximizing the highest investment return consistent with preservation of the capital in the corpus of the Endowment, the staff at the Community Foundation stands ready to help interested donors by answering questions about the KCME Endowment Fund and the tax advantages of making a contribution. If you would like to learn more about how you can help ensure KCME’s musical mission for years to come, please contact the Pikes Peak Community Foundation at (719) 389-1251.

If you have questions about KCME or the KCME Endowment Fund, please contact Phyllis Heim, KCME’s Development Director, at (719) 578-5263 or membership@kcme.org.

Your donation to the KCME Endowment Fund is a gift that lives forever. You are helping to assure that future generations will be able to learn about and hear music that has endured the test of time and withstood the vagaries of changing popular tastes.Your gift to the KCME Endowment Fund will serve as a perpetual affirmation of your belief in the value of classical music in the world of today and well into the future. Can you think of anything more worthy of preserving?

 

Gifts of Stock

KCME can accept stock and bond donations. Because we are a 501 (c) (3) organization, such gifts are deductible. Our Federal Identification number is 83-0234545 and our Federal Tax Exempt number is 79-1158. The State Identification number is 98-08765-0000. For details regarding KCME’s security account with Wells Fargo, contact KCME’s Development Director, Phyllis Heim at (719) 578-5263, 1-800-492-5263, or development@kcme.org.

Here is the process;

Send a letter to your broker specifying the shares of securities you wish to be transferred to our account; ask that the transfer document be sent to KCME so that it may be passed along to KCME’s financial representative.

If you have individual certificates for the shares you wish to donate, you may simply sign them over to KCME and mail them.

If you or your stock broker or financial representative wish to transfer the items another way, and that is more to your liking, please feel free to do so.

 

Vehicle Donation

Have an unwanted boat, car, truck, or van? Donate it to KCME! Your vehicle donation will be sold at a regular monthly auction and the proceeds will support the classical music and arts/culture programming you listen to on KCME. Go to:https://www.cardonationwizard.com/kcme/info/car-donation-colorado-springs-co.html

Volunteer

As a non-profit, KCME relies on volunteer support in a variety of areas. KCME volunteers assist staff members during membership drives, represent KCME in the community at public events, assist KCME staff with daily operations, and more. Go to; https://www.kcme.org/volunteer-application/

Corporate Sponsorship

Gain awareness for your business, organization, or event by sponsoring one of the quality programs on KCME. You’ll gain access to KCME’s affluent audience of over 41,500 in the Colorado Springs metro area, as well as communities in Chaffee County, Summit County, and much of Southern Colorado. KCME’s Corporate Sponsorship Associates will help you create the sponsorship package that is best for you. Contact Charlie Katz; ckatz@kcme.org or jkoenig@kcme.org

Business Membership

KCME Business Member receive two-three on-air mentions each week (business name and city of operation only), as well as a listing on KCME’s Business Member Listing. At the cost of $295 per year, this is a great way to gain awareness for your business for a small fee. Contact John Koenig; jkoenig@kcme.org