WGCU Legacy Society Benefits
Before you make your gift:
Charitable gifts should be considered carefully. We recommend that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or estate-planning expert in preparing your will or trust and your charitable planning. WGCU cannot provide legal or tax advice.
A number of planned giving programs are available and we encourage you to explore your options. Some planned gifts may offer tax benefits, income for you or your family or estate planning advantages, all while supporting WGCU’s mission. We will work closely, and confidentially, with you and your advisors.
BECOME A WGCU LEGACY SOCITEY MEMBER
* Notify us of your intention to make a bequest to WGCU. One way to provide notice is by completing this form: Confirmation of Legacy Gift.
* Establish a charitable gift annuity or another type of life income gift with WGCU.
* Make an outright gift of $25,000 or more to create an endowment for sustainable support of WGCU. Visit our Fund our Future page to learn more about funding opportunities that match the goals for your legacy.
WGCU LEGACY SOCIETY BENEFITS
•Dual membership in the WGCU Legacy Society and FGCU Legacy Society
•Enroll your children/grandchildren in the WGCU Birthday Club. Each child enrolled will receive a membership packet with stickers, books, bookmarks and more on their birthday. During their birthday month, they will see their name on television as part of the WGCU Birthday Club.
•Enjoy private tours of WGCU Public Media.
•Take advantage of pre-sale opportunities to purchase event tickets before WGCU makes them available to the public.
•Receive invitations to special WGCU events.
•We’ll share DVDs of locally produced WGCU programming (as available).
WGCU Public Media is proud to be part of the
Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation
(Federal Tax ID # 65-0403969).
SUGGESTED BEQUEST LANGUAGE
If you would like to name WGCU in your estate plans, the following sample language may be helpful for your attorney in drafting will provisions:
I give to the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc. [Federal Tax ID # 65-0403969] for the benefit of the WGCU Public Media a member-supported service of Florida Gulf Coast University, located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL, 33965-6565 _________________________ (percent of my estate, dollars, property, securities, rest, residue or remainder of my estate) to be used for ______________________________ (however you wish your gift to be used or you may just stipulate “greatest need”).