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Legacy Society.

Legacy Society recognizes those special individuals who have generously chosen to honor PBS Western Reserve 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 PBS Western Reserve continues to be funded well into the future.

Ways to Give

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

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

As an option to include PBS Western Reserve in your will or estate plan, we have partnered with Giving Docs. The service is free, fast, safe and secure and requires no sensitive security information.

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 PBS Western Reserve as the beneficiary of your 401K, pension or other retirement plan.


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.  (Learn more.)

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 PBS Western Reserve and at the same time receive important tax benefits and even income. (Learn more.)

Please let us know your plans

By informing PBS Western Reserve 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 Kimberly Holm at 1-800-554-4549 or by e-mail at

Or, print out the Bequest Notification Document and mail to:

Legacy Society
1750 W. Campus Center Drive
Kent, OH 44240

Benefits and Courtesies of the Legacy Society

  • Subscription to the monthly program guide, The Alternative
  • Subscription to the President’s Report
  • Invitations to special receptions, screenings and events
  • Invitations to tapings of local programs
  • VIP tours of transmitter site and studio
  • Recognition in various PBS Western Reserve 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.

Become a Legacy Society member

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