PBS Western Reserve’s 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:
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.
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.
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.
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 Trina Cutter at 1-800-554-4549 or by e-mail at TCutter@PBSWesternReserve.org.
Or, print out the Bequest notification document and mail to:
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.
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 PBS Western Reserve for a specific percentage or dollar amount of your estate. Suggested language for a bequest is as follows:
“I bequeath a ______% or the sum of $______ to Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc., 1750 W. Campus Center Road, Kent, OH 44240, to be used as its governing body shall determine.”
“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 W. Campus Center Road, Kent, OH 44240, to be used as its governing body shall determine.”
Federal Tax ID # 34-1123819