Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

Leaving GPB in your estate plan is an easy way to enrich lives throughout Georgia and beyond for years to come. It allows you to leave a lasting legacy for your community.

If you are interested in including Georgia Public Broadcasting in your estate plan, please let us know so we can include you as a member of GPB’s Legacy Circle. Whether or not you’d like to be listed in collateral or remain anonymous, we would be grateful to know of your intent to ensure that your wishes are met, and to inspire others with your intentions.

“Today’s planned gift gives way to tomorrow’s unlimited future for GPB. It’s a truly transformational way to ensure something you love continues forward with a lasting mark from you.”

Bert Wesley Huffman, President and Chief Revenue Officer, GPB

Gifts in a Will

Making a legacy gift in your will or trust is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make a lasting impact for GPB. Once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider making our mission part of your life story through a legacy gift. 

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A gift in your will is one of the easiest ways to create your legacy and offers the following benefits:

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LASTING IMPACT

Your gift will create your legacy of educating, informing and entertaining the audiences we serve, for generations.

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FLEXIBLE

You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.

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NO COST

Costs you nothing now to give in this way.

Four simple, “no-cost-now” ways to give in your will

General gift

A general bequest is a gift of a specific amount.

Residuary gift
A residuary gift is a gift of all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after specific bequests and expenses have been paid.
Specific gift
A specific gift is a gift of a particular piece of property. For example, real estate, funds in a bank account or shares of a corporation.
Contingent gift
A contingent gift takes effect only if the primary beneficiary or beneficiaries do not live longer than you. In other words, your gift is contingent upon whether or not they survive after you.

A Complimentary Resource

GPB is proud to provide you with a complimentary resource as a way to help you to protect the people you love, get peace of mind, and create a plan for your future — just as your support has planned for the future of GPB. We partnered with FreeWill because it removes the expensive legal fees associated with writing a will, making estate planning free and accessible for all, and has been used by over 150,000 Americans to write their free wills. Take advantage of this complimentary opportunity. In only 20 minutes, you can complete this important life task and protect your family.

You can mix these no-cost ways together. For example, you might consider leaving a specific percentage (such as 50%) of the residual to Georgia Public Broadcasting contingent upon the survival of your spouse.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use in GPB’s programs and services — and it costs you nothing now.

By naming Georgia Public Broadcasting as a beneficiary of these assets, you can power our mission for years to come and establish your personal legacy of helping GPB continue to create, produce and distribute high quality programs.

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Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:

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Reduce or eliminate taxes

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Reduce or avoid probate fees

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No cost to you now to give

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Create your legacy with GPB

Types of Gifts

Retirement plan assets

You can simply name Georgia Public Broadcasting as a beneficiary of your retirement plan to provide transformative support for the mission of public broadcasting.

Life insurance policies

You can name Georgia Public Broadcasting as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy. With this gift arrangement, GPB will receive the proceeds of your policy after your lifetime. You can change your beneficiary at any time and may reduce your estate taxes.

Bank or brokerage accounts
This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. The next time you visit your bank, you can name Georgia Public Broadcasting (Tax ID: 58-1510475) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward enriching the lives of our audience for generations to come.
Funds remaining in your donor-advised fund

What remains in a donor-advised fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. When you name Georgia Public Broadcasting as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value, you extend a gift of vital programs and services to future generations.

How to update a beneficiary designation:

Simply contact your bank, retirement plan administrator, insurance company, or other financial institution to request a beneficiary designation form. You may also be able to log in to your account and update your beneficiaries online.

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Please use our legal name: The Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Georgia

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Include our tax identification number: 58-1510475

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Please let us know so we can ensure that your wishes are carried out.

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