Western Reserve Public Media’s Legacy Society recognizes those special individuals who have generously chosen to honor Western Reserve PBS through their legacy and the contribution of a “planned gift.” Their vision and commitment makes an extraordinary contribution to ensure that the important mission of Western Reserve Public Media continues to be funded well into the future.

 

Ways to Give

There are many ways that you can make a charitable enduring contribution to Western Reserve Public Media:

Bequests
You may designate a specific asset or amount of your estate to go to Western Reserve Public Media. You may direct a percentage of your estate or any residual amount that is left once all other costs and bequests have been honored.

Gifts of Life Insurance
Life insurance gifts allow you a future tax deduction, do not impact your immediate resources and ensure support for the station in the form of a legacy gift.

Retirement Plans
Name Western Reserve Public Media as the beneficiary of your 401K, pension or other retirement plan.

Securities
When you make a gift of securities, you will be able to avoid capital gains taxes while taking a tax deduction and greatly benefitting the station. Gifts of securities are easy to make by working with your financial advisor and our station.

Gifts of Real Property
Donating marketable real estate such as a personal residence or vacation home, commercial property or even vacant land can be a creative way to make a significant gift to Western Reserve Public Media and at the same time receive important tax benefits and even income.

 

Please let us know your plans

By informing Western Reserve Public Media of your gift, you help us prepare for the future and, equally important, you also give us the chance to thank you for your generous gift. To notify us of your interest, or for more information, contact Toni Kayumi at 1-800-554-4549 or by e-mail at .

Or, print out the Bequest notification document and mail to:

Legacy Society
1750 Campus Center Drive
PO Box 5191
Kent, OH 44240


Benefits and Courtesies of the Legacy Society

  • Lifetime subscription to the monthly program guide, The Alternative

  • Lifetime annual renewal of the Western Reserve PBS MemberCard

  • Lifetime subscription to the President’s Report

  • Invitations to special receptions, screenings and events

  • Invitation to the annual Legacy Society recognition reception

  • Invitations to tapings of local programs

  • VIP tours of transmitter site and studio

  • Recognition in various Western Reserve PBS publications (The organization will also honor requests for donor anonymity.)

You will be rewarded with more than quality programming and tax savings. You will also experience the personal and emotional rewards of helping to ensure the future of high quality public broadcasting.

 

Making a planned gift

The most common planned gift is through a bequest through your will which everyone can make. You can include a bequest to Western Reserve Public Media for a specific percentage or dollar amount of your estate. Suggested language for a bequest is as follows:

Specific Bequest
“I bequeath a ______% or the sum of $______ to Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc., 1750 Campus Center Road, PO Box 5191, Kent, OH 44240, to be used as its governing body shall determine.”

Residential Bequest
“I devise and bequeath all or ______% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, of whatsoever nature and kind and wheresoever situate, to Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc., 1750 Campus Center Road, PO Box 5191, Kent, OH 44240, to be used as its governing body shall determine.”

Federal Tax ID # 34-1123819

 

Become a Founding member

For more information or to join the Legacy Society, contact Toni Kayumi at 1-800-554-4549 or by e-mail at .

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