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Legacy

Leave a legacy for the future of Texas Public Radio

Including Texas Public Radio in your financial and estate planning is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for TPR and create a lasting legacy for the future. Planned gifts help ensure that future generations enjoy the very best in public radio news, culture, commentary and music.

Popular Ways to Give:

IRA Charitable Rollover-A Tax-Saving Way to Help Texas Public Radio  

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Texas Public Radio and receive tax benefits in return. You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

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Why Consider This Gift?

  • Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
  • If you are at least 72 years old and have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.
  • Since the gift doesn’t count as income, it can reduce your annual income level. This may help lower your Medicare premiums and decrease the amount of Social Security that is subject to tax.

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Gwathmey Legacy Guild:

When you let us know you have made TPR a beneficiary of your estate, you automatically become a member of the Gwathmey Legacy Guild.

Membership in the Gwathmey Legacy Guild includes an invitation for you and one guest to an exclusive annual VIP event.

Texas Public Radio provides information on planned giving solely as a guide to help you determine what might best work for you and your personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. The information provided here is for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered investment, legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice. We strongly encourage you to seek the counsel of your legal, tax or financial advisor when considering a planned gift.

To request additional information on the many ways you can include Texas Public Radio in your estate or financial plans, or to let us know of an existing gift intention, please contact us at (800) 622-8977 or email Beverly Duke, Vice President of Development, at beverly@tpr.org.

All inquiries will be handled confidentially and imply no obligation.

You can help ensure that future listeners will enjoy excellence in public radio broadcasting by creating a legacy in support of Texas Public Radio. We invite you to explore the options presented here and to discuss this information with your legal, tax or financial advisors. We would be pleased to speak with you and your advisors about your charitable goals as you consider what might work best for you.