We care about you and your decisions.

WPBT2 is your community owned public television station. For more than 59 years, WPBT2 has broadcast an array of educational, arts and cultural programs. WPBT2 is dedicated to providing excellence and high quality public television for all of South Florida.

The value of your support is in your favorite programs and the service it provides to so many. Your investment makes WPBT2 the distinguished public television station it has been since 1955. Through planned giving, you not only guarantee a vibrant future for public television, you can also realize many personal financial goals.

We invite you to join others in continuing a legacy of excellence that will endure through generations. As you make your estate arrangements, we are happy to offer you numerous options that will provice you and your loved ones with financial security, while fulfilling your charitable wishes for WPBT2.

Learn more about how your gift can benefit you and your family. Contact Armando Rodriguez at 305-424-4191 or by email at armando_rodriguez@wpbt.org or 1-800-222-9728.

planned giving

Program Trust Fund

The Program Trust Fund was established in 1981 to accept gifts for endowment and capital projects. The endowment provides more than $1 million annually toward WPBT2's operating budget.

Annual membership contributions and underwriting grants keep the programs on the air; this support is designated for immediate operating needs and is absolutely critical to the station’s growth and development of WPBT. WPBT2’s future excellence depends on its ability to expand the endowment program and its ability to keep abreast of technology while maintaining the latest in facilities and equipment.

We invite you to join with WPBT2’s loyal supporters who are helping to assure the future of South Florida’s public television station by contributing to The Program Trust Fund. Gifts to the Fund come in many forms and can be tailored to fit your objectives. Some are bequests; some are in the form of annuities or trusts, which provide lifetime income to the donor; some are outright unrestricted gifts; some are restricted for specific programming; and still others are in honor of a loved one.

For additional information please contact Armando Rodriguez at 305-424-4191 or armando_rodriguez@wpbt.org.



Contact the Planned Giving Team

Call Armando Rodriguez: 305-424-4191 or Sara Mallon: 561-833-0303. Click the button to email us!


Bequests and the James I. Keller Society

The WPBT2’s Keller Society recognizes and thanks those generous individuals, who are leaving a future legacy to WPBT2. Members of the Keller Society have remembered WPBT2 in their estate plans in many ways—through their wills, retirement plans, life income plans and many other creative planned giving arrangements.

Making thoughtful charitable gifts can go hand-in-hand with preserving economic security for yourself and your loved ones. A will is one of the most popular vehicles for making a charitable gift through one’s estate. No matter how large or small, a bequest to WPBT2 will help ensure that public television will be available for future generations and create a legacy in your name.

A bequest may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your assets or a gift from the “residue” or “what’s left,” after providing adequately for your loved ones. Leaving a percentage or a portion of the residue allows for the size of your gift to vary over time with changes in the size of your estate.

Benefits of Keller Society membership include:

- With your permission you will be listed in the roster in Exploring 2, WPBT2’s donor magazine
- Invitation to the annual Keller Society luncheon
- Invitations to WPBT2 special events

We invite you to contact Armando Rodriguez at 305-424-4191 or armando_rodriguez@wpbt.org to discuss in confidence the many options available for making a planned gift.

Gift Annuities

Securing The Future For You And WPBT2

Establishing a gift annuity will provide an income for your lifetime and will assure the future of WPBT2 and television for generations to come. Your gift annuity will also grant you a current year tax deduction.

Features Of Gift Annuities:

- Payments for life
- A substantial charitable tax deduction
- Avoidance of immediate capital gains tax
- No fees to establish the annuity
- Membership in the James I. Keller Society which recognizes donors who have remembered WPBT2 in their estate plans

For additional information about charitable gift annuities or other gift options, please contact Armando Rodriguez at 305-424-4191 or armando_rodriguez@wpbt.org.

$100,000 charitable gift annuity gives you:

Age

65
70
75
80
85
90

Charitable Deduction

$33,630
$40,017
$45,028
$49,651
$56,216
$62,691

Annuity Rate

4.7%
5.1%
5.8%
6.8%
7.8%
9.0%

Annuity

$4,700
$5,100
$5,800
$6,800
$7,800
$9,000

Trusts

There are several types of charitable trusts that can be excellent ways in which to provide income for you or your beneficiaries while making a gift to WPBT2.

If you would like more information about trusts or other gift options, please contact your financial advisor or Armando Rodriguez at 305-424-4191 or or armando_rodriguez@wpbt.org.