PLANNED GIVING

Leave A Lasting Legacy

Since 1980, WHUT Howard University Television has utilized the miraculous instrument of public television to enrich and change the lives of our families, friends and neighbors in your area. This important work has been made possible through the years because of loyal members and supporters like you. You can continue making your area a better place to live, learn and grow by establishing a planned gift to support the future of public television in our community.

Ways to give

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GETTING STARTED

Information to help guide your giving. Click the button above to learn more! 

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STORIES

Hear stories from our donors about their motivation for Planned Giving to WHUT

WHAT TO GIVE

Flexible and convenient assets to consider giving to

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REQUEST PROPOSAL

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HOW TO GIVE

A series of creative approaches you can take when considering giving to WHUT

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CONTACT US

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Share your questions and concerns with us, our Planned Giving Manager will assist!

GETTING STARTED

 

Including WHUT Howard University Television in your charitable plans is a simple process.

Will or Trust

To name WHUT Howard University Television as a beneficiary in your will or trust, you will need to include a provision that clearly expresses your charitable intentions.  To make the process easier, we are pleased to share some suggested language for you and your advisor to consider.

Beneficiary Designations

To name WHUT-Howard University Television as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a financial account and/or a life insurance policy, you will need our legal name, address and tax-identification number.  By clicking on the image below, you will be able to view and share this information.

Use the toolbar below to print or download the PDF to share our suggested bequest language and/or designee information.”

WHAT TO GIVE

 

Cash

Giving cash is a simple and popular way to support public television now and in the future.

Your outright gift of cash can bring attractive benefits to you as well.  A popular benefit is the charitable tax deduction.  In addition to the tax savings, you will be able to immediately witness and enjoy the impact of your support.

Should you decide to give cash later through your will or living trust, your estate may be able to claim an estate tax deduction.

Regardless of whether you decide to give now or later, your gift of cash can help you and WHUT Howard University Television make a real and lasting difference in our community.

Learning More

To learn more about making a gift of cash, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org.  We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor on the full impact of your charitable giving on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

Publicly Traded Stock

Your gift of publicly traded stock can help you and WHUT Howard University Television yield high returns for education, the arts and culture in our community.

Your gift of stock can also provide attractive tax savings.  The first being that you can claim an immediate tax deduction.  If the stock is worth more now than what you paid for it more than a year ago, you will be able to claim the full benefit of the stock's current fair market value.  You can also avoid capital gains tax when you donate as opposed to selling this appreciated stock.      

You may find that these tax savings can help you make a larger gift than you originally thought possible.  Giving stock can help you and WHUT Howard University Television convert your stock market gains into real community change. 

Learning More

To learn more about giving publicly traded stock, mutual funds and other investments, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org.  We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable giving on your financial and/or legal circumstances. 

Retirement Assets

Did you know that retirement plans and accounts funded with pre-tax earnings are often subject both to income and estate taxes when children or others are named as your beneficiaries?

By naming WHUT Howard University Television as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) and/or 403(b), you will be assured that every dollar will be used for a charitable purpose (like educational programming for kids) and shielded from income or estate taxes.  You can then work with your advisors to identify other assets that are better suited to leave to your loved ones. 

Another great benefit of naming WHUT Howard University Television as a beneficiary of your retirement assets is this option avoids the possible delays and various costs associated with probate administration.  By making a gift of your retirement benefits to the station, your charitable wishes for our community can be fulfilled with greater ease and efficiency. 

Learning More

To learn more about making a gift of retirement assets, contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org. We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable giving on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

Life Insurance

Many years ago you may have purchased a life insurance policy to ensure the financial security of your family.  Today, your family circumstances may have changed and that policy is no longer needed for its original purpose. 

If so, perhaps you should consider making a gift of that policy to WHUT Howard University Television?

By giving outright and complete ownership of a partially or fully paid-up life insurance policy, you will be able to can claim an immediate tax deduction. The amount of this deduction is based on the lesser of the policy’s fair market value or the net premiums paid.

Another easy option for giving life insurance is to name WHUT Howard University Television as a primary or contingent beneficiary of your new or existing policy.

Regardless of when or how you decide to give, your life insurance policy can help ensure the security of our community for many years to come.     

Learning More

To learn more about making a gift of life insurance, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org. We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable giving on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

Personal Property

A gift of tangible personal property can include items such as artwork, jewelry, antiques and other physical objects.  By donating your personal treasures to the station, you can help build precious value in our community.  

You can also enjoy a number of personal benefits by making an outright gift of property.  One popular benefit is the charitable tax deduction.  This deduction is maximized when you donate property that:  (1) has increased in value since the time you acquired it, (2) you've owned the property for more than one year, and (3) the property's use is related to the purpose and work of the station (like delivering education programming to children).

 

You will also be able to avoid capital gains tax when you give the station your appreciated property. If it's more convenient, you can also give property later through your will or living trust.

 

Even without using cash, you can help fill our community chest with treasures that only public television can deliver.

Learning More

To learn more about making a gift of tangible personal property, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable gifts on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

Real Estate

A gift of real property can include personal residences, vacation homes, rental property and farmland. You have a number of options for making a gift of real property to WHUT Howard University Television:

  • You can make an outright gift and claim a tax deduction.

  • You can give later through a gift in your will or revocable living trust.

  • You can deed the remainder interest of your personal residence to WHUT Howard University Television, retain the right to remain in the home for life and receive a tax deduction.

Through a gift of real property, you can perhaps make a much larger gift than you otherwise thought possible, avoid income and estate taxes, and minimize or eliminate burdens placed on your loved ones.

Learning More

To learn more about giving real property, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org

as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable giving on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

HOW TO GIVE

 
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Wills &

Trusts

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Charitable Remainder Trust

Wills and Trusts 

Making a gift in your will or revocable living trust is a meaningful way to ensure the promise of public television is kept to future generations in your area.

Naming WHUT Howard University Television as a beneficiary in your will or living trust can be done at any time.  You can add a charitable provision to an existing document or express your charitable wishes in a new one.

Here are some ideas on how to make a gift to the station in your will or living trust:

  • You can give a specific dollar amount or property item,

  • You can give a percentage of your asset(s),

  • You can give all or a portion of what remains after gifts to other beneficiaries such as your family and friends have been made, or

  • Your gift can be contingent upon special circumstances or events.

No matter the form or the size, a gift in your will or living trust can help ensure public television remains a vital resource for our community for many generations to come.   

Learning More

To learn more about making a gift in your will or trust to support the future of WHUT Howard University Television, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org. We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans. 

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable gifts on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION 

Naming WHUT Howard University Television as a beneficiary of your financial accounts, retirement assets or life insurance is an effective and efficient way to support the future of public television in our community. Making a gift through a beneficiary designation is a simple and convenient three-step process.

  • Contact your financial institution, retirement plan administrator or life insurance company and request a beneficiary designation form.

  • Complete the form to designate WHUT Howard University Television as a primary or contingent beneficiary of your assets. (The tax-identification number for WHUT- Howard University Television is 53-0204707.)

  • Return the form to your financial institution, retirement plan administrator or life insurance company and then contact WHUT Howard University Television to share the wonderful news!

A beneficiary designation can also help avoid the expenses and possible delays that can be experienced with the probate process.

Learning More

To learn more about naming WHUT Howard University Television as one of your beneficiaries, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org

 

We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable gifts on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

 
 

CH​ARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY

A charitable gift annuity is a simple way to support the future of public television in our community and enhance your financial security at the same time.

Here's how it commonly works:

  • You make a gift of cash and/or appreciated stock to fund a charitable gift annuity for the benefit of WHUT Howard University Television.   

  • Fixed payments will then be made to you for life and, if desired, for the life of a loved one such as a spouse, partner or sibling.

  • The amount of the fixed payments will depend on the annuity rate for the age of the person(s) who will receive the payments.  

  • The gift portion of the annuity will become fully available to WHUT Howard University Television only after the annuity ends.

Benefits:

  • If you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return, you can claim an immediate charitable tax deduction for a portion of your gift.

  • You will receive fixed payments for life, a portion of which are nontaxable for a period of time.

  • Your estate may enjoy reduced probate costs and estate tax.

  • You will have the satisfaction of knowing the impact of your gift will be multiplied when combined with the gifts of others who equally believe in the power of public television.

Learning More

To learn more about establishing a charitable gift annuity to support the future of WHUT Howard University Television, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057 or plannedgiving@whut.org.

 

We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable gifts on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

Charitable Remainder Trust

If you wish to support public television in a larger way but still wish to retain an interest in your property for your benefit or the benefit of your family, a charitable remainder trust (“CRT”) may be a flexible option for you.

 

Here's how it commonly works:

  • You make a gift of cash and/or appreciated stock; those funds are then placed in an irrevocable trust.  

  • The trust will then pay you and/or a person you choose regular payments for life or a period of years.

  • You can select a payout rate that meets your needs and passes certain tax regulations.

  • You may choose to receive fixed payments (annuity trust) or one that changes with market conditions ("unitrust".)

  • Once the trust ends, the remaining assets in the trust will pass on to WHUT Howard University Television and perhaps other charities you decide to name.

Benefits

  • You will be allowed an immediate charitable deduction for a portion of the gift if you itemize deductions on federal income tax return.

  • You will receive annual payments for life, a portion of the payments will be tax free for a period of years.

  • Your estate may enjoy reduced probate costs and federal estate tax.

  • You will have the satisfaction of knowing the impact of your gift will be multiplied when it's combined with the gifts of others who equally believe in the power of public television.

Learning More

To learn more about creating a charitable remainder trust to support the future of WHUT Howard University Television, please contact Adeola Oyelabi at 202-806-3057

or plannedgiving@whut.org. We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable gifts on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

 
 
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