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Legacy Society


The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, formed the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

It announces to the world that our nation wants more than just material wealth…While we work every day to produce new goods and to create new wealth, we want most of all to enrich man’s spirit. That is the purpose of this act.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

The Community Idea Stations is committed to fulfilling the promise of public broadcasting by using the power of media to enrich the human spirit and make our community a better place. For 50 years, we have educated people of all ages, prepared young children for success in school, enhanced the arts, engaged citizens with trusted news and information, encouraged young minds to explore the wonders of science and told stories that capture the fascinating range of human activity. We are the only community asset with a mission to educate and inspire, and the capability to share with many what otherwise only a few would experience. The Legacy Society helps to secure this community asset for generations to come.

Include Community Idea Stations in your Estate Planning and Join the Legacy Society Today
Charitable giving can be a powerful vehicle to advance your values, help others, and in some cases, realize a tax benefit and/or get income in return. Many people contribute to their favorite causes – yet don’t consider charitable giving when writing their will or doing their estate planning. It’s no longer just for the wealthy, but rather for any individual, business or family that wants to lend support to an organization, such as the Community Idea Stations.

There are many donor-friendly options available some of which are better for income planning during your lifetime and some of which are better for planning for after your death. Options include Bequests, Life Insurance, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts.

All donors who give in these ways are eligible for membership in the Legacy Society. Benefits include:

  • Monthly communication about programming, station activities and initiatives
  • Invitations to 2-3 Community Idea Stations events per year
  • Invitation to a station tour and lunch with President & CEO Curtis Monk with annual updates personally from him and senior management

My late husband, David, and I have always believed in the Stations’ mission to educate, entertain and inspire.  It’s great for our kids, great for our community, and we want it around for a long time.” – Ann Louise Martin

We encourage you to consider making a planned gift to the Community Idea Stations and speak with your financial advisor about which option makes the most sense for you. We are available to work with your professional advisors, but we do not provide legal or tax advice.

Through the purchase of a life insurance policy, I was able to make a much more significant gift to the Community Idea Stations that I could otherwise. I want to be sure that my daughter, her children and the people of this community have the benefit of public broadcasting after I’m gone.” – Ellen Ray

I want to become a member of the Legacy Society: Download, complete and mail in this PDF Form and become a member of the Legacy Society.
To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Lisa Tait at 804/560.8142.