By including GLT in your will or other planned gift instrument you will help ensure GLT can continue providing the ideas, entertainment and engagement that are the cultural and educational fiber of a strong community.
The most common way to make a planned gift to WGLT is by making a bequest to the station in your will or trust. This allows you to make a lasting contribution without affecting your current financial security and freedom. And, whether you wish to donate you entire estate, a portion of your estate, a fixed dollar amount, or a percentage of your assets, bequests are easy to make.
Estate assets may include cash, marketable securities, real estate, retirement account, life insurance and stock. An example of bequest language: “I give, devise and bequeath (________percentage, or the residue of my estate, or $________) to Illinois State University Foundation (tax ID 37-6014070), its successors or assigns, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, to further the objectives and purposes of WGLT at Illinois State University. Please make all charitable contributions from income in respect to the decedent (IRD)."
You can designate your gift to the WGLT annual fund to be used as needed for station operations or you can designate your gift to the WGLT Future Fund Endowment, to help ensure the future of the station. Some individuals have chosen to do both.
Please consult your attorney, CPA or financial planner before making any decisions regarding your gift planning.
No matter how you choose to give, know that you will be making a real difference for the future of the station and the future of your community. Please contact Pat Peterson (309-438-3581) for more information on bequests and other planned gifts. Thank you.
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