Give To WKSU

MAKE QUALITY PUBLIC RADIO PART OF YOUR LEGACY

Play a vital role in the future of WKSU when you designate WKSU as beneficiary in your will, trust, or financial accounts; specify a one-time gift, or a minimum $25,000 endowed fund that keeps on giving for generations to come. Through this website, you can access a variety of planned giving tools for your own knowledge, or to share with your financial advisor.

A service of Kent State University, WKSU partners with the Kent State University Foundation and Kent State's Center for Gift and Estate Planning. As a legacy donor to WKSU, you become part of the Herrick Society of planned gift donors whose support benefits WKSU's future, as well as other areas of the university. Please know your planned gift to WKSU will be directed entirely to the station as you intend.

For more information on designating a planned gift to WKSU, contact Natalie Pillsbury at 330-687-4453 or pillsbury@wksu.org.

 

WKSU Sample Will Language

A service of Kent State University, WKSU partners with the Kent State University Foundation and Kent State's Center for Gift and Estate Planning. The Kent State University Foundation, Inc. is a private 501 (c) 3 foundation that accepts, distributes, and invests charitable contributions from private sources for the benefit of Kent State University and WKSU. Because the University is a state agency, any gifts made directly to it become the property of the state of Ohio and thus, may not fulfill the wishes of the donor.

Therefore, donors should designate their bequests to The Kent State University Foundation, Inc./WKSU

Basically, there are three types of bequests:

A specific bequest...

specific bequest names a specific asset or amount to be left to the foundation, such as certain stocks, bonds, a cash amount, real estate or collectible items. The language of a specific bequest may appear in the will as follows:

I leave [name asset] to the Kent State University Foundation Inc. This asset is to be used according to the most recent guidelines as executed by myself, the university and the Kent State University Foundation.

A percentage bequest...

percentage bequest names a percentage of the entire estate. The language here might appear as follows:

I leave [X%] of my entire estate to the Kent State University Foundation Inc. These assets are to be used according to the most recent guidelines, as executed by myself, the university and the Kent State University Foundation.

A residuary bequest...

residuary bequest is a bequest of assets from the estate not named in the other parts of the will. The language for this type of bequest may appear as follows:

I leave my residuary estate to the Kent State University Foundation Inc. These assets are to be used according to the most recent guidelines, as executed by myself, the university and the Kent State University Foundation.

** Including the phrase "most recent guidelines" allows you to designate specific areas of interest and makes it easier to revise your guidelines without drafting a new will or codicil. An Estate Intention Letter or your signed letter to the Kent State University Foundation will serve as your most recent guidelines.

Donors may also list the Kent State University Foundation as beneficiary on brokerage, financial or retirement accounts or life insurance. Our Federal Tax ID # is34-657-6307.

As a legacy donor to WKSU, you become part of the Herrick Society of planned gift donors whose support benefits WKSU's future, as well as other areas of the university.