Ways to Give

If you would like to meet with a representative of WGCU to discuss ways that you can support the station programming and outreach, please contact Jennifer Denike at (239) 590-2514 or wgculeadershipcircle@wgcu.org.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.

By electronic transfer – Please contact us for instructions on how you can transfer stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to WGCU Public Media.

By certified mail – If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to mail two envelopes separately to complete your gift. In the first envelope, place the unsigned stock certificate(s). In the other envelope, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You may obtain this power from your broker or bank. Please remember to use certified mail.

Gifts of Real Estate

A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying

capital gains tax by making a gift to us.

Gifts of Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.

Gifts of Cash

A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.

Gift of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.

Matching Gifts

Even if you are retired, many companies match your gift dollar-for-dollar or even double or triple the amount of your gift — at no extra cost to you! Learn more here.

Wire Transfer or ACH

For information on a gift via a wire transfer or ACH for the benefit of WGCU through Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., please call (239)590-2361 or email wgculeadershipcircle@wgcu.org

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a gift made to our organization that can provide you with a secure source of fixed payments for life. Use the FGCU Planned Giving Calculator to see the benefits of a charitable gift annuity.

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.

WGCU Public Media is proud to be part of the
Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation
(Federal Tax ID # 65-0403969).

To speak with a representative today about leaving a lasting legacy, please contact:

Gina Dengler
Donor Relations Specialist
(239)590-2328 • gdengler@wgcu.org

Jennifer Denike
Donor Relations Specialist
(239) 590-2514 • jdenike@wgcu.org

Download your Free Planned Giving Guide

This guide is designed to help you move forward with a plan by making the process easy and understandable.

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