While KUOW needs annual operating support, deferred gifts guarantee KUOW's public radio services are available for generations to come. Gifts to support KUOW in the future should be planned with careful consideration of your long–term financial objectives, current financial circumstances, age, estate plan and your charitable goals.
We encourage you to contact your attorney or financial advisor before contacting KUOW. Our staff will help answer questions and provide additional information on the options listed below.
KUOW Giving Options
Naming KUOW in Your Will
A charitable bequest is one of the most meaningful legacies you can provide for your favorite organization and can be an effective way to make a significant contribution that might not otherwise be possible. When planning or revising your will, you may want to consider making a bequest by:
- specifying a percentage of your estate for KUOW
- naming a specific dollar amount to KUOW
- giving the residue of your estate to KUOW
KUOW's full legal name is KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio and our IRS Tax ID number is 91–2079402.
Life Income Plans
KUOW's life income plans offer a variety of opportunities to make a gift to public radio while receiving valuable tax savings and payments for life. While the income you receive is taxable, you have the benefit of an immediate charitable deduction on your income tax. Several plans are available, including:
- a charitable gift annuity
- a charitable remainder trust, which allows you to receive an income for life
- a pooled income fund
- a remainder interest in your residence or property
Retirement Plans and Life Insurance
By listing KUOW as the beneficiary of part or all of the balance of your retirement plan or IRA, you may dramatically reduce the amount of estate and income taxes to be paid by your estate. By naming KUOW as the beneficiary, your estate will be entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the full amount of the distribution. The station will not pay any income tax, and the full amount of the plan or benefits directed to KUOW will be available for the station's use.
For more information about these giving options, please consult your attorney, financial adviser or one of the Major Gifts officers listed at the top of this page.