Legacy Gifts & Planned Giving

Planned Giving helps you make sure your personal goals are met as part of your ongoing financial, estate, and philanthropic planning, which helps to support those organizations that you care most about.

A Word From Our Director

Underwriters Legacy Gifts

“Over the course of a lifetime, WSIU often times has a profound impact on an individual or entire family. In those instances, a planned gift may be the most appropriate way to make a gift commensurate with the lifelong relationship that has evolved. Planned gifts to WSIU benefit both the donor and WSIU in many meaningful ways.” –Jak Tichenor

Monthly giving through an automatic account deduction is an easy and efficient way to support WSIU Public Broadcasting. There are no checks to write – your gift will be debited automatically from your bank account once each month. Or, you may choose to have your credit card billed monthly in simple installments. Become a sustaining member today!

The Leadership Circle recognizes donors who give an annual gift of $1,000 or more, providing a solid foundation upon which WSIU Public Broadcasting’s programs and services are built. Leadership Circle members also enjoy special benefits, including:

  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Behind-the-scenes updates
  • Guided tours of WSIU

Your next gift to WSIU might be parked in your driveway!

If you’re looking for something to do with your old car, boat, motorcycle, or RV – donate it to WSIU. Donations are tax deductible and your vehicle will help support the programs you love.

Call 618-453-6196 to find out how to get started with your gift to public radio.

A gift to WSIU from your estate – through a variety of vehicles, including wills, trusts, and life insurance policies – can enrich the lives of this entire region while offering tax advantages to you and your family. Charitable bequests provide a strong foundation for WSIU while ensuring its future for generations to come.

You may be able to double, even triple, the value of your contribution to WSIU. Many corporations in Central & Southern Illinois will match your contribution – and we thank these businesses for their generous support of public television.

Contact your Human Resources department to obtain matching gift information or forms. Once you have completed the form and signed it, send it to our membership office and we will take care of the rest. These forms can be sent separately from your contribution payment.

Like a museum or library, WSIU Public Broadcasting is sustained through special gifts from listeners and viewers like you who value our services. By naming WSIU Public Broadcasting in your will or trust, you can invest in the future of in-depth news, intelligent talk and great entertainment. Leave a legacy and ensure the future of WSIU Public Broadcasting.

Larry Hunter

Associate Director of Development
WSIU Public Broadcasting
Phone:  618-453-6196
Email: Larry Hunter