Planned Giving

Thank you for taking a moment to visit our planned giving web page. If you’re interested in learning about some of the creative ways to support our work, click on one of the articles below. You’ll be linked to easy-to-understand passages that explain the concept you’ve selected.

Generally speaking, planned gifts represent gift options that can be designed to meet your personal philanthropic and financial goals. Some planned gifts, such as bequests, require no current outlay of funds at all. And other planned gifts, including an IRA Charitable distribution, making it possible to support our work and enjoy a tax deduction at the same time.

In this unpredictable and challenging economic climate, a planned gift can be a rewarding way to make a difference in others’ lives. Please contact us if we can provide more information or help you in any way.

P.S. We invite attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, and other professional advisors to use our Planned Giving Answers Online program. It provides more detailed information about planned giving concepts and techniques.

Ways to Give

Jun 7, 2017


Many ways to give—your legacy to create.

At Lakeshore Public Media, we welcome the opportunity to work with you and your advisors to evaluate your charitable giving strategy. This introduction to planned giving explores the most popular gift options available, each with certain tax benefits and income potential. Every situation is different, so it’s important to examine your charitable goals, lifetime income needs and family situation.

Together we can begin the process, determine what works best for you, choose the concepts that will help you realize your objectives and put this valuable plan in place.

Other Ways to Give

Jun 7, 2017

Outright Gifts, Life Income Gifts, Revocable Gifts and More... From gifts of cash to making us the beneficiary on a life insurance policy, it's easy to include Lakeshore Public Media in your estate or retirement plan. Learn about some additional giving options you may not have otherwise considered.

Gift Plan Highlights

Jun 7, 2017

In addition to supporting our mission, a planned gift to Lakeshore Public Media may offer certain tax advantages. Some gifts even provide an immediate income. Read on to explore the benefits of several popular giving options.

Giving Your Way

Jun 7, 2017

Thinking about making a gift to Lakeshore Public Media? Explore the various options and methods available to achieve your philanthropic goals.

Easy IRA Gifts

Jun 7, 2017

The rules that allowed tax-free Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRAs to charity (often called IRA charitable rollovers) were made permanent by Congress in 2015. The final Qualified Charitable Distribution rules make it easier for donors to use this giving strategy to minimize the tax bite of the required minimum distribution obligations associated with IRAs.

Bequest Language

Jun 7, 2017

Bequest Basics and Sample Language for Bequests (Gifts Made in Your Will)

Professional Advisors

Jun 7, 2017

Planned Giving Answers Online

Planned Giving Answers Online from Endowment Development Services provides helpful information for advisors, development officers, planned giving executives, development support staff, volunteers and planned giving committee members who support our efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Jun 7, 2017

What's the best way to give? How will my gift be used? Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about making a planned gift to Lakeshore Public Media.