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Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift

When you include WHYY in your estate plan, your generosity helps engage audiences, expand perspectives and empower communities. Thank you for ensuring that WHYY can impact our community well into the future.

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A Gift in Your Will

With as little as one sentence, you can make a gift in your will or trust that significantly impacts the high-quality programs and services of WHYY. Whether you choose to give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, your support ensures we are able to continue our work for years to come.

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Beneficiary Designations

Naming WHYY as a beneficiary of one of your assets, such as your retirement plan or life insurance policy, is a convenient way to ensure we can continue to serve our community through continuous learning, truthful reporting, healthy dialogue and amplification of diverse voices. All it takes are a few minutes and a simple form.

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Use Your IRA

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to give to WHYY and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity without having to pay income taxes on the money.

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Charitable Gift Annuity

Feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years with a charitable gift annuity. This gift can provide you with regular payments and provide WHYY with the resources to support the future of public media. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.

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Charitable Remainder Trust

This type of trust provides you or other named individuals income each year from assets you give to the trust you create. At the end of the trust term, the balance in the trust goes to WHYY.

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Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to WHYY and other qualified charities.

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Real Estate

When you give WHYY appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction. This eliminates capital gains tax. And you no longer have to deal with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.

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Endowed Gift

When you give to the WHYY Endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at WHYY. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

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