In 2022, we changed our name from SHINE-FM to BRIGHT-FM! We are the same radio station, people, and ministry that began 58 years ago. You can read more about the name change in a letter from our General Manager here.
You can give a one-time gift or set up a monthly, recurring gift in any of the following ways:
You can give securely online using your credit or debit card with a one-time gift, or by setting up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for convenient, secure, monthly giving. It’s easy. Click here to give now.
You can set up a monthly recurring gift to be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. To get started, complete our Direct Debit Authorization Form.
You can also mail your gift to:
c/o Peter and John Ministries
Executive Plaza I
11350 McCormick Rd Ste 900
Hunt Valley, MD 21031-9923
Or, if you prefer, we will be happy to help you by phone. Contact Kellye Beaman at 410-584-9790, ext. 607.
You can also give gifts of stocks, annuities, bequests and other planned gifts. We recommend that you speak with your financial planner or lawyer regarding gifts of this type. If you do not have an advisor, please contact our Director of Development, Tina Blackman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 410-584-9790, ext. 601.
What is a SHINE Partner?
If you give $30 or more monthly, or a $360 or more one-time gift, you become a SHINE partner.
If I give monthly do I have to call in and renew every year?
No. Monthly, recurring gifts continue until BRIGHT-FM receives 10 days’ notification to cancel.
If I have a question about my gift, who do I call?
We’d be happy to help you! Just let us know what we can do regarding your mail, phone calls, receipting, benefits or changes in the amount or way you give. You can contact Kellye Beaman by email or call at 410-584-9790, ext. 607 during business hours.
Is it secure if I donate online?
Yes. You can check that your online gifts are secure by noting the “https” at the beginning of the url address. The “s” means secure.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, it is. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by the law. BRIGHT-FM is a ministry of The Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc. which is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
If you receive any goods or services in exchange for your donation, their fair market value will be reflected on your receipt and the tax deductible amount of your donation will be the net amount after deducting the fair market value of the goods and services received.
2021 YEAR-END TAX STATEMENT REQUESTS: Peter & John Ministries (of which BRIGHT-FM is a part) will gladly provide year-end tax statements upon request. Email email@example.com or call 410-584-9790 x607 to request yours.
NOTE: The New CARES Act and My Charitable Gift
Usually, the only people who qualify for a charitable contribution deduction are those who itemize their contributions. The deduction reduces taxable income once the donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI) has been calculated. (Your AGI determines eligibility for certain tax breaks.)
The deduction usually only allows taxpayers to deduct donations that are up to 60% of their AGI.
However, the new $300 deduction from the CARES Act is specifically for those who don’t itemize their deductions and would typically not get any tax benefit from donations. Since it’s considered an above-the-line deduction, the IRS applies it when calculating your AGI.
Bottom line, now is a wonderful time to give. BRIGHT-FM has a gap, and you can help fill it. Additionally, you could get a tax benefit from doing so.
To read more, click HERE.
What will you do with my gift?
Your financial gift will be used for the ongoing operation of BRIGHT-FM
What do I get when I give?
You become an essential part of the BRIGHT-FM community, and connected more deeply with the work. You will also receive communication and opportunities provided specifically for those who give.
If you give by check or cash, you will receive a monthly receipt in the mail. Credit and debit card gifts will receive a receipt via email at the time of the donation, unless it’s a recurring gift. Recurring gifts receive an email at the time of initiation. Keep these receipts for your tax records.
You become a vital partner in the work of this radio station, reaching our community with God’s message of hope, love, and redemption.
What is Electronic Funds Transfer?
You can give your gift automatically each month from your bank account, credit, or debit card. It’s easy through our EFT (electronic funds transfer) program. Simply choose when to give, how much, and for how long. It’s a secure and convenient way to support BRIGHT-FM.
Can I give by check?
Yes. Please mail your check to our PJM Office.
Will I receive a donor tax statement at the end of the year?
In past years, BRIGHT-FM (Peter & John Ministries) has automatically mailed year-end tax statements each January to all who gave in the prior tax year. For cost-saving reasons, starting with tax year 2020, these summary statements will not be automatically mailed, but available by request. Please request your end-of-year summary statement by emailing our tax email address or call Kellye Beaman at 410-584-9790 x607 during business hours to request an emailed or mailed version of your year-end tax statement.
Tax and Audit Information
The Peter and John Ministries, of which BRIGHT-FM is a part, was founded in 1948 in Baltimore. The Ministries received its IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status in 1959. It has operated as a not-for-profit organization continuously since its tax exempt status was granted.
You have our commitment that every gift given to BRIGHT-FM will be used with integrity before God, to whom we are ultimately accountable. We also recognize that we are accountable to you, our generous partner in ministry.
As a part of the Peter and John Ministries, BRIGHT-FM is audited annually by Batts, Morrison, Wales, and Lee, P.A. All donations to BRIGHT-FM are tax deductible as allowed by law.
For more information, please contact our PJM Office at 410-584-9790.
When the weather gets warmer, you might have trouble hearing the radio signal for BRIGHT-FM. This is caused by inversion – the refraction of radio waves due to the change in density in the atmosphere between colder air and warmer air. On certain warmer days, this impacts the radio signals, causing massive static and, in some areas, an inability to tune into the signal at all.
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