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Planned Giving

As you consider our four decades of compelling journalism and cultural content, will you also consider protecting everything you love about public radio for another generation by recognizing us in your estate plans?

“Adding Nevada Public Radio as a beneficiary in my estate plans was important, as important as all my other charitable bequests.”

- Bette LaCombe

Nevada Public Radio is a community partner, friend, and champion — so much more than just the NPR radio we grew up with. Nevada Public Radio signed on the air in March 1980. As you consider our four decades of compelling journalism and cultural content, will you also consider protecting everything you love about public radio for another generation by recognizing us in your estate plans?

Thoughtful estate planning allows today's generous donors to continue to fund public radio as part of their philanthropic legacy.

Estate gifts can provide current tax benefits, and even income for life, as well as provide a meaningful testament to your thoughtfulness.

As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. We are happy to respond to your questions or concerns, and can assist you in making tax-wise gifts.

If you have already included Nevada Public Radio in your estate plans, please let us know by contacting us, so we appropriately recognize your generosity and include you in our 40 th anniversary celebrations.

 

Legacy Gift Options

Bequests in a will or trust. These are the simplest and easiest legacy gifts. Your attorney can assist you in the proper wording, but it can be as simple as "I give Nevada Public Radio the sum of [amount] to be used for the benefit of Nevada Public Radio,” Tax ID # is: 23-7441306

Appreciated stocks or mutual fund shares. The donor does not pay capital gains tax, but receives a charitable tax deduction for the full value.

Charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Gifts of this nature provide income for life to the donors and significant tax advantages, such as deferring or even avoiding capital gain taxes. Trusts are often used for real estate gifts.

Life insurance policies.

Real estate or property.

Retirement Assets. As a non-spouse inheriting retirement assets often has significant tax liabilities, these are one of the best assets to fund a charitable gift. Also, required minimum distributions can now be given directly to a charity without being counted as taxable income under certain circumstances. Please contact us for a sample letter for your plan administrator and for further information on IRA direct transfers.

More About Nevada Public Radio: Public media serves the immediate information needs of the communities where we operate throughout Nevada and adjacent counties in Arizona, Utah and California. Since 1980, we’ve provided NPR news on a growing number of FM broadcast signals, offering the very best in entertainment, international coverage from the BBC, and a commitment to reflecting issues that matter the most locally, through original journalism on-air, online and in the pages of our city regional magazine Desert Companion. With Nevada Public Radio, generations of Southern Nevadans have grown up with easy access to the tranquility of classical music. Since 2017, our network includes Reno, with a vibrant music station championing the working musicians of Nevada, and creating the only true statewide news network. Working with nonprofit organizations, we have fostered compassion for the less fortunate and engagement in the region’s civic and cultural life, and made measurable impact on the ability of other charitable causes to meet their missions. Read more of our history.

Nevada Public Radio’s “Give Voice” major gift initiative has already secured leadership gifts to begin a complete technical upgrade of the infrastructure that delivers our content to 93% of the citizens of Nevada. This initiative will also provide for investments in people and content to serve Nevadans. Many donors have expressed interest in supporting this initiative. Learn more.