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Planned Giving Options
Wills and Living Trusts
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable Lead Trusts
The Pinnacle Society
Your contributions will help us continue to produce great local and national programs. There are many ways that you can make a charitable contribution to WBGU-PBS.
- Cash - charitable gifts are most often made by cash, check or
credit card. With a few exceptions, it you itemize your tax deductions, gifts of cash can eliminate or reduce tax on a portion of your adjusted gross income.
- Securities - making gifts of stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds in the right way can bring extra tax savings. When making such gifts, always consider what the securities originally cost in relation to what they are worth today. When securities have increased in value, it is a great time to transfer them to WBGU-PBS rather than sell them. Even if the securities have decreased in value, a cash gift after sell to WBGU-PBS can create attractive tax benefits.
- Other Assets - if you are over the age of 59 1/2, you may want to consider gifts using assets from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or similar tax-favored plan. With proper planning, most people can enjoy a charitable income tax deduction for the same amount as the gift. Such gifts can assure that these funds will not be subject to income or estate tax.
- Bequest - you can easily add language to your will that identifies WBGU-PBS as a beneficiary of your estate.