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Bequest in a Will


Placing Arkansas PBS Foundation as a beneficiary in your will is a simple way to provide a gift that has a lasting impact. You can choose to leave a specific dollar amount or a certain percentage of the estate after other provisions have been made.

Here are examples that also provide Arkansas PBS Foundation’s legal name, address and EIN, which you will need.

Specific dollar amount:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath the sum of ________ dollars [$_____] to the Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 350 S. Donaghey, Conway, Arkansas 72034, Federal Tax ID# 71-0592505, for Arkansas PBS’s general use and purposes.

Share of, or entire residue, of estate:

I devise and bequeath (all/or ______ percent [____%]) of the remainder of my property to the Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 350 S. Donaghey, Conway, Arkansas 72034, Federal Tax ID# 71-0592505, to be used or disposed of for Arkansas PBS’s general use and purposes.

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You are not alone! More than 120 million Americans do not have estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death. But it’s not that difficult. Click the button to request an estate planning guide – indicate whether you want it mailed (and to where) or sent by email.

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Beneficiary Designations

Other easy ways to support Arkansas PBS for the future are by making beneficiary designations in your:

- Insurance Policy
- Retirement Account
- Investment Account
- Bank Account

Contact the custodian of the policy/account and ask for a beneficiary designation form. You can make changes at any time.

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Non-Cash Ways to Give Now

You can choose to make gifts to Arkansas PBS Foundation through the following and not impact your cash flow:

Stocks

You can make a donation of appreciated stock that may provide an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes.
For an electronic transfer, please provide your broker with the following information:

Edward Jones
DTC#0057
For the benefit of Arkansas PBS Foundation
Acct#708-11579-1-4
Agent: Granger Davis
501-327-5406
Edward Jones, 1124 Oak St., Conway AR 72032

Please call 1-800-662-2386 and let Karen Cooper know that you are making this special gift so she can ensure the gift is attributed correctly and provide you with the appropriate documentation for tax purposes.

IRA

You can direct a gift to Arkansas PBS Foundation from your IRA by requesting a form from your IRA custodian. This type of gift is done from pre-tax assets and doesn’t affect your current cash flow. You can do a:

  • Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) at age 70 1/2
  • Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) (all or a portion) at age 72 as of 2020.
  • Does not impact taxable income

With this type of giving there is:

  • No tax deduction
  • No thank you gifts may be requested

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Retirement/Investment Account
(such as Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab, VALIC, etc)

You can also direct a gift to Arkansas PBS Foundation from a Donor Advised Fund or Retirement/Investment Account.

  • Does not impact your taxable income or your cash flow
  • No tax deduction for gift
  • No thank you gifts may be requested

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Karen Cooper at 1-800-662-2386 or at legacygifts@myarkansaspbs.org.

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