Major/Planned Giving/Producers’ Club
SUPPORT KTWU INTO THE FUTURE
When you include KTWU as a beneficiary in your will or trust, you are helping to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the lifelong learning service provided by public television. If KTWU has enriched your life in a special way – increased your enjoyment of music and the arts; expanded your appreciation of science, nature and public affairs; nurtured your children or grandchildren; or brought your community or the world closer to you – a gift to KTWU through your will or trust is an excellent way to touch seasons yet to come.
SAVE THROUGH GIVING
When the value of your securities have increased substantially, gifting them to nonprofits can provide multiple tax benefits. Stock gifts continue to be deductible at their full current value. These gifts can, in nearly all cases, be deducted in full up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. Any excess deduction can be carried over up to five future tax years. What’s more, by giving the stock to KTWU you can avoid paying taxes on the capital gains. You can, in effect, use the “paper profits” in your investment to reduce the amount of income tax you would otherwise owe.
If the value of stocks you would like to donate has decreased, it is often better to sell them and make a charitable gift using the cash proceeds. Resources from Nightly Business Report.
You may then be able to claim a tax benefit for both the capital loss and the charitable gift. In some cases this could result in a larger deduction than the current value of the securities.
LIFE INCOME THROUGH CHARITABLE GIFT
KTWU, through Washburn Endowment Association, can offer gift annuities of $25,000 or more. A charitable gift annuity is a life income gift arrangement that provides income and valuable tax benefits to the donor as well as the satisfaction of helping to continue the mission of KTWU. A gift annuity is a simple, contractual agreement between one or two donors and a charitable organization such as KTWU, in which you transfer assets to the organization in exchange for the organization’s promise to pay you an annuity. In addition to life income, you could avoid an immediate capital gains tax on a gift of appreciated long-term property, receive an income tax deduction for part of the gift, and remove the property from your federal and probate estate.
KTWU Producers’ Club
Your contribution(s) at the level of $365 or more annually entitle(s) you to Producers’ Club membership.
In appreciation of your generosity, we offer you the option of on-air acknowledgement, quarterly newsletters, invitations to special Producers’ Club activities, National Bed & Breakfast Directory with 2-for-1 benefits across the United States and Canada along with the KTWU Member Card with 2-for-1 benefits at many restaurants and entertainment venues, the opportunity to participate in the annual spring Producers’ Club bus trip and access to the Producers’ Club Member only area on KTWU.org.
For more information about becoming a Producers’ Club Member and all the benefits, contact
Betty Lou Pardue
KTWU Special Gifts Manager,
KTWU, 1700 College, Topeka 66621, (785)670-1111