Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift
Sometimes it is more beneficial to use your IRA or life insurance policy to make a charitable gift. For example, IRAs and retirement funds can be heavily taxed for the donor, his or her estate and the recipient (including state taxes). It may be better to use IRA money to make a donation than to give the IRA to living heirs.
It only takes three simple steps to make this type of gift. Here's how to name WQED as a beneficiary:
- Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.
- Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
- Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.
See How It Works
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An Example of How It Works
Robert and Carol treasure the financial help they've been able to give their children and WQED over the years. The couple recently updated their will to leave stocks and real estate to their kids. They left WQED a $75,000 IRA to be transferred following their lifetime. Because WQED is tax-exempt, all $75,000 will help support our mission.
If Robert and Carol had left the IRA to their children, approximately $18,000* would have gone to pay federal income taxes—leaving only $57,000 for their family's use. Robert and Carol are happy knowing they are making the most of their hard-earned money thanks to their updated estate plan.
*Based on an assumption of a 24 percent marginal income tax bracket.
Gifts That Pay
Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
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- Contact Jui Joshi at (412) 622-1386 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on beneficiary designations and how they can help support WQED with our mission.
- Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
- If you name WQED in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: WQED Multimedia
Address: 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Federal Tax ID Number: 25-1010296
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. California residents: Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Oklahoma residents: A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.