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Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to WBUR that will make a lasting impact.

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How a bequest works

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or WBUR as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.

Benefits of a bequest

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy to charity

Ways to leave a bequest to WBUR

  • Include a bequest to WBUR in your will or revocable trust
  • Designate WBUR as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension)
  • Name WBUR as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

WBUR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, licensed by Boston University and whose legal name is Trustees of Boston University. Thus, your gift should be made to Trustees of Boston University for the benefit of radio station WBUR. WBUR will be the sole recipient of your gift

Types of Bequests

  • Percentage bequest - make a gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Specific bequest - make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
  • Residual bequest - make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate
  • Contingent Bequest - make a gift from your estate if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met.
Click here to review sample bequest language.

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If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to us, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you. If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to WBUR as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.

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