At Public Radio KUNV, we appreciate donations in any amount.

Types of Memberships

General Membership

General Membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to the KUNV monthly e-bulletin, with station news, member information, and details about upcoming station events
  • Access to KUNV events
  • The satisfaction of knowing your contribution helps ensure Public Radio KUNV remains a valuable community resource

KUNV Sustaining Membership

The KUNV Sustaining Membership provides the station with our most reliable source of income. Since you will have opted for a monthly recurring donation, you ensure that more of your contribution goes directly to funding the shows that are important to you. KUNV Sustainers save us administrative time and money because we don’t need to send out reminders in the mail, or solicitations throughout the year. Many of our donors make a monthly gift of $5 to $50.

KUNV Sustainers are eligible for all our general membership benefits. Additionally, we like to offer KUNR Sustainers additional benefits that include:

  • Automatic entry into all KUNV giveaways
  • Behind-the-scenes station tours by appointment
  • Special recognition at KUNV events
  • Special on-air recognition

Additional Support Opportunities

Your gift to KUNV Radio demonstrates your commitment to public radio broadcast and journalism media students at UNLV, and your employer may share these same values. Many companies offer employees, and sometimes spouses and retirees, a matching gift benefit that doubles or triples their donations to KUNV Radio.

Your donation to KUNV Radio is part of the UNLV foundation. In the past, local and national companies made matching gift donations through the UNLV Foundation totaling more than $60,000. To find out if your company will match your gift to UNLV, search our online database for matching gift details. If you do not see your company on this list, your company may still match your donation to KUNV. For any questions about gift matching, please call UNLV Foundation Annual Giving office at 702-895-2851 or email

Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request: online forms, automated phone systems, or paper forms. Visit your human resources office to learn more about how your company can match your gift to KUNV.

If you prefer, you can email matching gift paper forms to You may also send matching gift forms for processing to the UNLV Foundation:

UNLV Foundation
4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 451006
Las Vegas, NV

Giving publicly traded stock could be a tax-wise way to support KUNV Radio. For appreciated securities held longer than one year, you may be able to deduct their full fair market value, regardless of what you originally paid for them. You also may avoid paying capital gains tax. If you are interested in making a gift of securities to KUNV, please contact Senior Associate Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO Tiffany Vickers at 702-895-3641 or

For more information on this form of giving, please visit:

The material presented on the KUNV and UNLV website is not offered as legal or tax advice. Please consult your personal tax advisor or attorney concerning the specific consequences of your gift.

While cash gifts have many advantages, a donor may also wish to consider giving other types of assets to KUNV.

Appreciated Property

Gifts of certain types of appreciated assets, such as securities and real estate, are very popular and may provide the donor with even greater tax benefit if held long term (more than one year) than a gift of a comparable amount of cash. While the donor continues to benefit from a charitable deduction for the full, fair-market value of the gift, there may be an additional benefit if the tax on the unrealized gain in the gifted property is avoided.

For more information on gifts of real estate, please visit: 

Personal Property

Donors may also choose to gift an item of personal property, such as art works or special collections, books, and rare and unique items. Provided the gift asset is used for the university’s charitable purposes, the full market value of such a gift is deductible for the donor; otherwise, it is limited to its adjusted cost basis. Before the university can accept a gift of property, KUNV must ascertain that the type of gift is consistent with the mission and purposes of the institution.

Due to the favorable tax treatment of gifts of tangible personal property, with proper planning, such a gift may result in a larger capital gains tax savings than other long-term appreciated property. Our staff is available to work with your advisors on planning such a gift so you realize the maximum tax benefits.

The material presented on the KUNV and UNLV website is not offered as legal or tax advice. Please consult your personal tax advisor or attorney concerning the specific consequences of your gift.

Gifts-in-kind, sometimes referred to as non-monetary gifts and written as GIK, are of substantial value to KUNV Radio. Many times, donated items or services enhance KUNV’s mission without direct cost to the university. Gifts of this type may include specialized equipment for student and research use; audio collections for use in the KUNV libraries; professional services generally budgeted as a broadcasting expense; and other non monetary items used in campus facilities, operations, or academic settings.

These gifts are often tax-deductible as donations to KUNV Radio and UNLV; however, gifts-of-service may be subject to different IRS tax regulations, and each gift is accepted and considered with this in mind. Before the university and KUNV Radio can accept a gift-in-kind, KUNV Radio and UNLV must ascertain that the type of gift is consistent with the mission and purposes of the institution:

  • Is it relevant to the work of KUNV Radio? As a general rule, only gifts that further the work of departments and programs at the university can be accepted.
  • Does the donor’s intent match the interests of the university and KUNV Radio?
  • Will the gift cost KUNV money in the future, such as maintenance, repair, or preservation costs?
  • Will the gift require a special facility in which to house it?
  • If the property cannot be used within KUNV’s programming, will you allow it to be sold? In general, if you, as the donor, place a condition on the gift that it is not to be sold, the university cannot accept the gift.

In partnership with a member of the UNLV Foundation development team, there are additional guidelines to consider when submitting your documentation for a GIK:

  • All donations received are required to have a receipt or a memo listing the fair market value (FMV) of the donation.
  • Copies of all supporting materials, including letters, certificates, tickets, etc., should be included as part of the donation for tracking and substantiation purposes.
  • A copy of the GIK forms should be kept for your records as well as provided to the UNLV Foundation for our accounting purposes.

If you have any questions about gifts-in-kind or gifts-of-service or have questions about how to give this type of gift, please call the UNLV Foundation at 702-895-3641.

Please note the material presented on KUNV or the UNLV website is not offered as legal or tax advice. Consult your personal tax advisor or attorney concerning the specific consequences of your gift.

If KUNV Public Radio has been an important part of your life, consider including a gift to KUNV in your estate plan. Naming KUNV in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation will help ensure that KUNV is here for future generations. Our planned giving website provides the information and resources you need to leave your legacy to Public Radio KUNV.

KUNV Radio is part of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. We include the UNLV Foundation in your estate planning process. This is to ensure KUNV's mission and your values continue far into the future. Your gift changes lives and promotes individual achievement for future broadcasters.

Sample Language

Use our sample language to share with your attorney to make a gift in your will or living trust.

“I give to KUNV Radio in coordination with The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation, a Nevada nonprofit corporation located at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway/Box 451006, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1006, Federal Tax ID #94-2790134, or its successor thereto, _________ (written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property) for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

For more information, please visit the UNLV Office of Gift Planning or call (702) 895-3641 or email to