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Ave Maria Radio's Online Only Membership Drive

Ave Maria Radio is conducting an online only membership drive this month aimed at raising much-needed funds and increasing its membership numbers. The goal is to get at least 250 new people to pledge their support and join a growing army of members who are making Ave Maria Radio a national powerhouse for the proclamation of the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Church. By becoming a new member, you can be a part of this spirited movement of faith that broadcasts the salvation of Christ to people around the globe each and every day.

If everyone visiting this website made a tax-deductible donation right now – and there are hundreds of thousands of you – Ave Maria Radio would certainly meet its financial goals for the year in just 29 days! Think about it – the more you’re able to give, the nearer Ave Maria Radio gets to achieving its goals.

So do it now. Let’s put more people on the pathway to heaven. Become a new member today! Just click the donate button and make a difference! Stay tuned to this page to see our progress as the Ave Maria Radio online-only membership drive continues.

Please use the form below to contribute to Ave Maria Radio’s February Online Membership Drive.

NOTE: The form on this page is located on a secure site. If you wish to make a monthly recurring donation below, please insert only the monthly payment amount and not the total annual pledge amount into the Donation Amount field below. Also, please indicate if your pledge is for one year only in the Additional Information field. Your donations to Ave Maria Radio are fully tax deductible. You will receive an annual statement in January of each year for your donations.

If you have any problems with or questions about this form, or if you need to make a change to your existing recurring credit card donation, please contact Tony Gerring, Director of Advancement Services, at 734-930-4528 or email him at: [email protected].


December 20, 2010

By Al Kresta

As 2010 draws to its close, I want to thank you and let you to know just how effective your prayers and financial support have been for Ave Maria Radio. This has been a challenging year of careful stewardship and continuous improvement. More and more people are being reached with the Gospel of Christ and the teaching of His Church. Here are a few highlights…

We currently produce over 20 different program titles at our studios in Ann Arbor-nearly 50 hours of original Catholic radio each week-offered at no charge to all Catholic radio stations across the U.S., as well as online. They include:

· Kresta in the Afternoon

· The Doctor is In

· Catholic Connection

…heard daily on more than 150 radio stations, as well as on the internet. And tens of thousands of listeners across the nation also tune into:

· Christ is the Answer

· Heart Mind and Strength

· Stories From the Heart

· Fire on the Earth

· Food for the Journey

…as well as our other programs. None of this could happen without your partnership in the New Evangelization and your ongoing faith and drive to reach the world with the Catholic message.

In 2010, Ave Maria Radio provided extensive support to local and national apostolates and ministries, through:

· Coverage of more than 100 events, including the All-State Catholic Men’s Conference at Eastern Michigan University, and the Marian Conference at Boyne Mountain.

· On-site recording (for later broadcast) of first and permanent vows of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist…eight Evangelism Conferences for the Archdiocese of Detroit…the Call to Holiness dinner…kick-offs for several Detroit-area Forty Days For Life events…presentations of the Heart-to-Heart Women’s Apostolate…the Eucharistic Conference held by the Real Presence Foundation at Our Lady of Good Council…and more.

· Remote broadcasts from the March for Life in Washington…U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Fall Assembly in Baltimore…the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines…Catholic Leadership Conference in Philadelphia…and the Catholic Radio Association meeting in Birmingham.

A number of special activities were also held, including local and overseas pilgrimages, in which Ave Maria personalities and many of our listeners took part (ie: tours of the great churches of Detroit and Toledo). We brought a noted authority on the Shroud of Turin, Russ Breault, to five area churches. And we were particularly blessed to host His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, in our studios.

Thank-you for your support of Ave Maria Radio through prayer, finance, volunteering, or listenership and it is with great anticipation that we look forward to what the Lord has in store for us in 2011. Please continue to keep us in your prayers, as we continue to keep you in ours.

In the service of Christ and His gospel,

Al Kresta

President and CEO, Ave Maria Radio

P.S. Do you (or anyone you know) own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? If so, you can download our free “app” today! Just go to or search for Ave Maria Radio at the iTune store online. You can add this application
free of charge.

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