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Legacy and Planned Giving


Wills or Trusts

Include specific language in your will or trust naming WTVI Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary by specifying a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residue of your estate.

To help you get started, we’ve partnered with our friends at FreeWill to provide an intuitive, online will-writing tool that is entirely free to you. This tool is available whether you choose to include a gift to PBS Charlotte or not, and can be used to create a fully valid legal will or guide you through planning your will before finding a lawyer near you.  Start writing your will today!

Retirement Plan Assets

Name WTVI Foundation, Inc as the beneficiary of your retirement funds (e.g. IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) plans) which may offer tax benefits to you and other recipients of your estate.

Life Insurance Policies

Make a gift of life insurance either by designating WTVI Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary of all or a portion of its proceeds.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Make a future gift to WTVI Foundation, Inc. while retaining income payments for yourself (and/or others) for life or a fixed number of years.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Make a current gift of income payments to WTVI Foundation, Inc. while retaining the right for the principal to be returned to you (and/or others) upon your death or after a fixed number of years.

Real Estate

You may deed part or all of your real property to PBS Charlotte. Your gift will generally be based on the property’s fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

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Legal Name and Tax ID
WTVI Foundation, Inc.  

Federal Tax ID Number: 45-5452541  

Non-Profit Status: 501(c)(3)

Information provided is general in nature. It is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal or tax advice. PBS Charlotte does not provide legal or tax advice.