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While annual memberships, grants, and underwriting are critical to the success of public broadcasting and provide an annual base of support for our programming, our continued success is predicated on our ability to build a sustainable source of funding that provides for today, tomorrow, and the future. By creating a bequest in your will or trust, you help ensure that the enriching community service of WLRN continues for generations to come.
Planned giving comes in many forms: bequests in a will, life insurance policies, retirement plans, stocks or certificates of deposit, even real estate—by naming Friends of WLRN as one of the beneficiaries.
In general, bequests are often the simplest and most convenient type of legacy gift that our members establish. You can structure a bequest as unrestricted or specify that your bequest benefit a particular purpose, such as supporting a special programming or technology fund for the station. If you choose to make an unrestricted gift, it is our policy to add that gift to the Friends of WLRN Endowment, where the principal will be preserved in perpetuity, and its proceeds will be used to support WLRN each year under the guidance of the Friends Board of Directors.
There are financial benefits associated with creating this type of legacy gift that are in addition to the intangible rewards you receive from giving. In all charitable estate planning matters, Friends of WLRN encourages you to seek professional advice from your trusted advisors.
Whether you are drafting a will for the first time or amending your will through a codicil, you will need to provide your advisors with our official name, our legal address, and tax ID number:
Friends of WLRN, Inc.
Tax I.D. #23-7365001
169 E. Flagler Street, Suite 1400
Miami, FL 33131-1213
Your gift will be acknowledged through our Heritage Circle, encouraging others to follow your example, unless you choose to remain anonymous.
To determine the tax benefits for your situation, check with your tax advisor, certified public accountant or attorney. To contact Friends of WLRN for additional information on our legacy gift and endowment program, please call CFO Jorge Perez-Alvarez at (305) 350-7974.