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Most pledge drives get your attention by interupting the news for a full week—or more. The WBUR Marathon crams all of that fundraising into just 26.2 hours. The WBUR Marathon works because #teamWBUR (that's you!) pitches in to raise awareness about the importance of supporting NPR before the big day.

  • When: April 11th—7:48am Wednesday to 10am Thursday
  • Where: On-air at 90.9FM and online at
  • Goal: Raise more than $1.2M from more than 9,645 listeners

What's #teamWBUR?

#teamWBUR includes everyone who thinks that public radio provides a vital service to our democracy. We use the #teamWBUR hashtag to talk about our common cause on social media, to promote community events, and to share our love of WBUR.

Easy stuff you can do right now:

  1. Share a pre-written message about #teamWBUR.
  2. Take a selfie with your WBUR gear. Tag it with #teamWBUR.
  3. Donate early and get a head start on keeping the fundraiser short.

Giving Details

Will my gift today count towards the WBUR Marathon?

Yes! Pledge now and you'll give us a head start. Or come back and pledge on Wednesday, April 11. Either way, when you make a gift through, you're helping WBUR change the future of pledge drives.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments will be processed using a secure online giving form. The information collected during the WBUR Marathon will be used only by WBUR.

Will my gift be tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift to WBUR is fully tax-deductible, minus the fair market value of any thank you gifts requested.

Can I make a recurring gift?

You sure can! Choose the "Sustaining" option and support WBUR as a Sustainer.

Contact Us

I still have questions—how can I get in touch?

We'd be happy to help you out. Email or call us at 617-353-5755.