Find the Gift That's Right for You
Make a Plan to Amplify Your Impact
If you would like to extend your support of Houston Public Media to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from.
Whether you would like to support our work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Houston Public Media. Here are some of the most popular charitable plans to consider:
Remember Us in Your Will
Structure your will to provide for your family first. Then include a gift to the charitable organizations you love. Just a few simple sentences and a meeting with an estate planning attorney are all it takes.
Sample language for leaving Houston Public Media in your will:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to the University of Houston, located at 4800 Calhoun, Houston TX 77204 (federal tax ID no. 74-6001399)
- (Cash Bequest) the sum of ________ dollars ($_______).
- (Stock Bequest) _______ shares of stock of _______________ Corporation.
- (Percentage of Estate) ______percent (____%) of my estate.
- (Residuary Bequest) the remainder of my estate.
I request this bequest be used by the University for the direct support of Houston Public Media for the specific purpose of: _________________________________.”
Make a Gift and Receive Fixed Payments for Life
If you'd like to support Houston Public Media and receive steady payments for life, a charitable gift annuity may be right for you.
If you give stocks you've owned for more than one year that are worth more than when you purchased them, you'll qualify for significant tax advantages.
Give Retirement Plan Assets
Consider making Houston Public Media a beneficiary of a percentage of your retirement plan assets. Then, leave less heavily taxed assets to your loved ones.
Arrange a Charitable Trust
With a charitable remainder trust, you can receive income each year (either fixed or variable) from assets you place in the trust. After your lifetime, the balance in the trust goes to the charities of your choice.
Use Life Insurance to Make a Gift
There are several ways you can use life insurance to give back to Houston Public Media. We can help you explore your options.
We can help you find the right charitable gift for you, in confidence and without obligation.