Sun, sand, and Swag: Elevate your beach experience with Us! Join the Summer Fund Drive

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Our Summer Fundraising Campaign has arrived! We will be raising funds for the May 29th – June 5th Membership Drive, beginning now. Don’t wait to donate, show your support for WMNF 88.5FM and your favorite programs today! Help us start our year strong by donating now.

How To Give

Join The Circle Of Friends. Joining the COF is easy and gives WMNF a base of support to rely on. Click here and join today. The larger the circle grows, the more impact we can have on the Tampa Bay Area. You can join by giving as little as $5 a month! Already a Circle of Friends member? Consider upping your level of donation.

Give once. A one time donation of any size will help WMNF continue our mission in Tampa Bay. Click here to see what gifts you can receive for your one time donation.

What You Get for Your Support

In addition to the great music, news, and public affairs programming you expect, here are some great thank you gifts you can take home for supporting us during this drive.

Locally Designed Art You Can Wear

WMNF held a contest for T-shirt artwork, and this is the winner of this fund drive!  Show your love for WMNF around town, while supporting us and local artists, with this limited edition thank you gift. This T-shirt is 100% Cotton and was designed by Florida artist, Jasmine Simmons

Limited Edition Artist Tee by Jasmine Simmons

Our other new cool gift items for this Summer drive include:

  • A WMNF Super Beach Towel: Stay cool by the pool and ocean-side. This quick drying, double-sided beach towel will keep you cool and dry at the same time. Printed side is smooth and sleek with cotton terry back. 28″ x 58″.
  • A Retro Clear Sunglasses: WMNF Clear Retro Sunglasses with “Hot Beats, Cool Shades” printed on the sides. These sunglasses are made of recycled materials for eco-friendliness. You can be assured that you will look sharp in these UV400 lenses that provide 100% UVA and UVB protection.
  • A WMNF Car Window Shade: Stay cool this summer with the WMNF Car Window Shade. A single loop contoured shade with a universal fit for both cars and SUV’s. Single Loop with the ©Intertek full color front side and satin silver backside collapsible fabric sunshade. One piece construction with a single loop. Spring wire design collapses to approximately 14 inch diameter, held together with built-in elastic strap.
  • A WMNF Bucket Hat – black logo: The bucket hat is back! This year’s version is a light weight khaki color hat with embroidered black logo. Don’t miss out, quantities are limited! 100% Cotton Twill, Fashionable & Functional, Foldable For Easy Travel & Storage, One Size Fits Most, Unisex.

 

Circle of Friends Benefits 

  • A thank you gift that matches your giving level. You get one every year, just ask!
  • Special ticket contest giveaways, only for Circle Members.
  • Join The Circle Of Friends

Become a member-supporter, renew a lapsed membership, join the Circle, or increase your monthly giving… It all keeps WMNF strong into the future. Thanks and Peace.

Meet the Artist: Jasmine Simmons

Jasmine Simmons

Jasmine Simmons, born in Lakeland, has always had an artistic flair and loved creating art. She works as a baker during the day, creating delicious pastries for the community, but when she is not in the kitchen, she pursues her creative interests. She recently had the opportunity to work with WMNF to bring her distinct imaginative vision to reality. Although creating a t-shirt for a radio station might appear like an uncommon goal, Simmons was always hoping to achieve it. “It may sound silly and specific, but fate dropped in one night and delivered such an opportunity with WMNF,” she explains.

The classics that played on the radio during the Friday Night Soul Party on the station served as inspiration for the design she created. It’s a sentimental homage to an era of unadulterated, passionate, and locally inspired music. Simmons captured that spirit in her artwork- “It represents a continuation of forgotten stores, lost to time and digitization. 88.5 reconnected me to the truth of music. Community. I turned into WMNF during a time of deep solitude. I found the loneliness dissipating while tuning in, and I began to sense belonging.”

About the WMNF Shirt Design 

Her design seeks to communicate the progression of the radio alongside the music it stands for. More than simply a piece of clothing, the shirt she designed for WMNF represents an entire community, remembering its beginnings through shared music. She believes that those who listen to WMNF’s programming with the same mix of enthusiasm and nostalgia will find a connection with her art.

Part of WMNF’s mission is to support local artists  

One of the ways we do that is by providing opportunities for local artists to be featured here at WMNF through various marketing mediums. WMNF ran a call for artist submissions to create a WMNF t-shirt design. Three designs were chosen for the fiscal year and these designs will be made into limited edition t-shirts and offered at the station as thank you gifts to supporters.

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