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WMHT Legacy Circle - Wills and Bequests

Memorial Gifts

WMHT Can Help You Honor a Loved One's Legacy

Memorial and tribute gifts to WMHT enable you to meaningfully honor a family member or friend by contributing to their legacy of caring about the critical educational mission of public broadcasting. If you wish, you may specify the gift be made in support of TV, radio or our RISE programming and services.

WMHT's Planned Giving staff will help you explore your options so that you can decide what's best for your particular financial and charitable objectives.

Contact us at (518) 880-3400.

Creative Gifts

I Can Donate That?

There are lots of ways to contribute to the future success of WMHT's quality public broadcasting in the community. Here are a few ways to support WMHT that you may not have thought of:

Donate U.S. Savings Bonds

If you still own savings bonds when you pass on, the accumulated interest is taxed before your heirs inherit the bonds. However, if you leave these bonds to WMHT, that tax is not due. Check with your financial advisor about the best way to bequeath your savings bonds to WMHT.

Donate Collectibles and Other Tangible Personal Property

Whether you own a coin collection, rare books, an antique chair or a work of art, consider giving your items to WMHT. Your estate will receive a full tax deduction for the value of the item contributed, and WMHT will, most likely, sell the item and invest the proceeds in an endowment to support the programs that you hold dear. While such assets could be contributed while you are living, your tax incentives are less than if you leave them to WMHT via your estate.

Donate Interests in a Family Business

If you own shares of stock in a closely held corporation, you could donate some of them to WMHT. Doing so could result in tax benefits for you, and possibly for the company you hold stock in as well.

WMHT's Planned Giving staff will help you explore your options so that you can decide what's best for your particular financial and charitable objectives.

Contact us at (518) 880-3400.

This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. For advice and assistance in specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained.

Your Legacy at WMHT

Denise Murphy McGraw

"Since I was a child, WMHT has helped me to have a greater appreciation for the world around me. It has brought people of different colors and different lifestyles into my home each day, from Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers to Mikhail Baryshnikov. WMHT has had a tremendous impact on all of our education, from the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, to the heights of art and culture."

- Denise Murphy McGraw, Niskayuna, N.Y.

Legacy Circle Form

WMHT Legacy Circle - Estate Planning

If you have already provided for WMHT in your estate plans, please complete and return this form so we can welcome you to WMHT’s Legacy Circle.

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