Financial Accountability

At WGTS 91.9, we are committed to using your financial gifts with integrity. We are accountable to not only you, as a partner in this ministry, but ultimately to God. Here, we have provided financial resources and policies.

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WGTS 91.9/Atlantic Gateway Communications, Inc. is an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and follows the highest ethical standards. We follow the ECFA's Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship.

If you have any questions about giving and why we require donations to operate, please visit our Giving FAQs

Gift Acceptance Policy Summary

Atlantic Gateway Communications, Inc. (dba) WGTS 91.9

WGTS 91.9* solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission. Donations will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations including nonprofits and churches, foundations, government agencies, or other entities, without limitations. In the course of regular fundraising activities, WGTS 91.9 will accept donations of cash, stock, real property, personal property, and in-kind services.

Certain types of gifts must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special liabilities they may pose for WGTS 91.9. Examples of gifts which will be subject to review include gifts of real property, personal property, and securities other than publicly traded stock. WGTS 91.9 will not accept gifts that: violate its corporate charter or that are outside of its mission, would result in losing its status as an IRC 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, are too difficult or too expensive to administer in relation to their value, or would result in any unacceptable consequences for WGTS 91.9.

WGTS 91.9 accepts unrestricted gifts and gifts for specific programs and purposes, provided that such gifts are not inconsistent with its stated mission, purposes, and priorities. WGTS 91.9 does not accept excessively restricted gifts including those that are too difficult to administer or for purposes outside the mission of WGTS 91.9 as determined by the WGTS 91.9 Gift Acceptance Committee.

At all times Atlantic Gateway Communications employees, members of the Board of Directors, and other volunteers are to avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest. A conflict of interest exists whenever a WGTS 91.9 employee or immediate family member has a formal relationship with an actual or prospective donor or a material interest in a firm that is an actual or potential vendor to WGTS 91.9.

In accordance with the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Standards, no fundraiser is compensated based on a percentage of funds raised or on a contingent basis. Compensation for fundraisers in the employ of WGTS 91.9 is based on a fixed salary or the number of hours worked. Independent contractors and consultants are compensated on a project basis.

View the entire WGTS 91.9 Gift Acceptance Policy >

Donor Privacy

  1. All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, the names of their beneficiaries, the exact amount of the gift, size of the estate, or any other information for which there is a reasonable expectation of privacy and/or confidentiality is kept strictly confidential by Atlantic Gateway Communications, its Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff, unless written permission is obtained from the donor to release such information.
  2. Donors who wish to remain anonymous and not be included in published lists of donors must state so at the time of the gift. Completion of the donation remittance envelope or mention of name on any correspondence accompanying the donation is deemed written permission to be included in published lists of donors.
  3. Donors are welcome to request and receive a complete copy of their records.
  4. Only authorized Atlantic Gateway Communications staff and members of the Board of Directors are permitted to view donor files.
  5. Atlantic Gateway Communications does not sell or share its donor and mailing lists with other organizations.
  6. Donors and prospective donors may opt out of fundraising mailings via telephone, letter, e-mail, or in person.

Atlantic Gateway Communications encourages all prospective donors to seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts, including the resulting tax and estate planning consequences.

Atlantic Gateway Communications always strives to treat donors with respect. We commit to the Donors’ Bill of Rights.

Donors Bill of Rights

To ensure that WGTS 91.9 merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the station and the programs that donors are asked to support, when you give you have the right to:

·         Know how the funds of an organization are being spent.

·         Know what the programs you support are accomplishing.

·         Know that the organization complies with federal, state, and municipal laws.

·         Restrict or designate your gifts to a particular project within the organization’s mission objectives.

·         A timely and courteous response to your inquiries about finances and programs.

·         Visit office and program sites of an organization to talk personally with the staff.

·         Give cheerfully without being pressured by the organization.

·         Obtain a copy of the organization’s most recent audited financial statements.

·         Know that there is a responsible governing board providing oversight to the organization’s mission.

·         Know that all appeals for funds are truthful and accurate.

·         Know that we will keep your information confidential, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about giving and why we require donations to operate, please visit our Giving FAQs.

LAST UPDATED: July 13, 2021

Gift Cancellation & Refund Policy

How do I cancel my gift?

All monthly donations are ongoing unless otherwise specified. A donor may cancel their gift at any time by:

  • Sending an email to [email protected]
  • Writing and mailing a letter to WGTS
  • Calling Business line to request a cancellation (202-902-6000)

Refunds

For all situations, refunds will be handled as follows:

  • If payment was received via credit card, refunds will be processed a maximum of 90 days from when the gift was made and returned to the same credit card that was used to process said gift.
  • If payment was received via cash or check, refunds will be issued via WGTS check and mailed to donor within a maximum of 90 days after the gift was made.

Tax ID: 82-5013506