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WBUR Essential Fund

Total Goal

$20 million

$2.9m raised of $3.7m goal

The coronavirus has changed everything about how we live and work, and WBUR is committed to providing you with consistent, fact-based news. Our reporters are on the frontlines each day to help you make sense of this pandemic and understand its impact on all of our lives.

Our local community – and the nation – are relying on WBUR now, more than ever. In March 2020, WBUR.org’s traffic increased by 140% over the previous month to more than 7 million users.

While WBUR’s public service becomes even more essential, the current economic turbulence and this once-in-a-generation challenge have put the station’s financial resources at risk. As many of WBUR’s corporate and community partners – those who contribute through underwriting, one of the station’s primary modes of support – are forced to shut their doors, they are not able to sustain their usual level of sponsorship. At the same time, WBUR is closely monitoring its own spending. We are operating as nimbly as possible so that we can still meet the opportunities arising during this unusual time.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

WBUR is committed to maintaining its comprehensive news coverage – and to providing the information you need to make decisions about the health and safety of your loved ones. To do so, we are turning to you, our supporters, to help us raise $1 million. The WBUR Essential Fund is a one-time crisis initiative, raising $3.7 million beyond the ongoing annual support that keeps the station running. The WBUR Board of Directors has already donated an initial $1 million to match this incoming amount.

Please consider standing with WBUR journalists, who are working around the clock to serve you and the community, with a gift to the WBUR Essential Fund today.

Total Goal

$3.7 million

$2.9m raised of $3.7m goal

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