Help secure the future of Kansas City PBS by making a gift from your will or estate plan and become a member of the Legacy Society. Our Legacy Society is composed of donors who have made special provisions through a bequest, trust or other deferred gift. By making a planned gift now, you will ensure that Kansas City PBS will continue to offer quality programming and education services to our local community for years to come.
Legacy Society Benefits
As a Legacy Society member, you will receive a number of special opportunities:
- Invitations to private events such as station tours and luncheons, VIP events, and premiere screenings.
- Insider news from the president and CEO about upcoming projects and programs.
- Recognition on the website and the monthly member guide.
To get started, we invite you to use FreeWill’s online estate planning tool. In 20 minutes and at no cost, you can easily create a will or revocable trust and include the necessary language to designate a gift to Kansas City PBS and join our Legacy Society.
“Kansas City PBS is an important part of our lives on several levels. Being informed on matters large and small, local and across the world is important to us both. Sustaining an institution that binds and brings our community together is worthy of our support as well. We couldn't be more pleased to be both sustaining members and now a part of the Legacy Society. We look forward to enjoying Kansas City PBS now and in the future.”
— Dana and Pete Steinwart
How to Give
Including Kansas City PBS in your will is an easy way to make a generous gift. You have several options about how you name Kansas City PBS as a beneficiary:
- You may wish to leave a fixed dollar amount. You will need to specify exactly how much you would like the station to receive.
- Another option is to give a percentage of your estate.
Use this free, online estate planning tool to create your will and name Kansas City PBS as a beneficiary.
Full legal name of Kansas City PBS: Public Television 19, Inc.
Federal Tax ID: 23-7114952
Suggested language you might use in your will to designate Kansas City PBS as a beneficiary may be found here.
Charitable Gift Annuity
The Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is simple to complete and provides income for you and another individual of your choice as well as tax benefits.
In exchange for your gift of cash or marketable securities, Kansas City PBS agrees to pay you (and/or a loved one) an annual sum for the remainder of your life (lives.). The amount of the annuity is based on the age of the income beneficiaries: the older you are, the higher the rate you will receive.
CGAs can be established with a gift of $10,000 or more and qualify you for an immediate income tax deduction. And, a portion of the yearly income is tax-free.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust is a gift plan defined by federal tax law that allows you to provide income to yourself or others while making a generous gift to Kansas City PBS. The income may continue for the lifetimes of the beneficiaries you name, a fixed term of not more than 20 years, or a combination of the two.
Local Estate and Wealth Managers
Craig C. Reaves, CELA
Reaves Law Firm, PC, 4400 Madison Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111
The Counts Law Firm, LLC
4200 Somerset Drive, Ste. 200, Prairie Village, KS 66208
Lewis D. Gregory, CAP
Bank of America
Senior Vice President, Private & Institutional Client Advisor
1200 Main St., 13th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105
What to Give
Should you decide to give cash through your will or living trust, your estate may be able to claim an estate tax deduction.
A life insurance policy is another way to make a gift to Kansas City PBS. Contact your insurance provider, request a beneficiary designation form and include Kansas City PBS (legal name Public Television 19, Inc.) as the beneficiary of your policy.
A gift of real property can include personal residences, vacation homes, rental property and farmland. Contact Nancy Steinacker, Director of Major Giving, for more information about the station’s gift acceptance policy.
By naming Kansas City PBS as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) and/or 403(b) you will be assured that every dollar will be used for charitable purposes and shielded from income or estate taxes. Another great benefit is this option avoids the possible delays and various costs associated with probate administration.
Legacy Society Members
Realizing the impact and influence of television either personally or through a loved one has led some individuals to help ensure the future of public television by providing for Kansas City PBS in their estate plans and are listed as members of the Legacy Society.
Michael L. Abrams*
Allen & Janet Agron
Phyllis Joy Banks*
Pam & Mike Bennett
Harvey S. Bodker
Brad Bradley and Roberta Harding
The Estate of Drs. Mary* & Douglas Brothers
The Estate of Ralph P. and Loretta H. Bunnell*
Jim Draeger & Peggy McNeive
Mark & Linda Eagleton
Dr. William & Mrs. Doris Edelman*
Alex and Velda Gantner*
John and Carolin Green
Debra Sandlin Hahn*
Susan & Rocky Horowitz
Carol & Dennis Hudson
Joe & Corliss Jacobs
David Cromwell Jenkins*
Jim and Lydia Kanki
William & Debra Lipira
Zona Ruth McMullen*
Mary Margaret Meshcon*
Linda Mary Neal
Judy & George Paley
Margaret & Ronald Pearce
Karen Lynn Pratt*
William T. Reed*
George and Linda Robbins
The Estate of Caroline Sanders*
Cliff and Sandi Schuette
Peter W. & Dana L. Steinwart
John & Erma Stous*
Harry & Marilyn Thiel*
Don and Cathy Thomson
Robert S. Thompson
Richard & Phyllis Travers*
Barbara Van Vleck
Clifford Wormcke Trust*
Betty & Dennis Zeigler