Gifts That Make an Impact Now


Please support The Campaign for WGBH as we solidify our leadership in the digital century.

Special Incentives for Digital Century Giving

Making us part of your estate planning now during the Campaign for WGBH provides ways that your support can help us reach our campaign goal of $175 million faster. When you support WGBH, you make knowledge and the creative life of the arts, sciences, and humanities available to the widest possible public.

Double your Impact

The Campaign for WGBH is the perfect opportunity to combine a planned gift with an outright gift in the form of unrestricted funds. To have a major impact on the Campaign, consider making a one-time campaign gift while simultaneously naming WGBH in your estate planning.

Endow Your Annual Gift

Sustain WGBH in perpetuity by endowing your annual gift as part of your estate plan. It’s simple. Roughly multiply your annual gift by 20 to find your endowed gift amount. For example, a $100 endowed gift would be just $2,000.

Give from Your Donor-Advised Fund

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund: You can now initiate a grant recommendation from your donor advised fund, or DAF, using the link below. Simply start typing in your fund provider name and the system will prompt you through the process.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Assets held in qualified retirement plans and IRA accounts can be attractive assets to contribute to WGBH. When left to friends and family members other than a spouse, these gifts can be subject to as much as 70% in taxes, including estate tax and federal and state income taxes.

If a nonprofit such as WGBH is named as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of your plan, you avoid substantial estate and income taxes that would come due on the unused portion. Your other less heavily taxed assets are then available to pass on to loved ones.

Gifts of Securities

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to continue to the future of public media. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Gifts of real estate and personal property

Personal residence or other real property, life insurance, retirement plans, or other tangible personal property may be considered for outright gifts. Each qualifies for an income tax deduction, but each has special rules for placing a value on the gift. If you are interested in making a gift using an asset of this type, please contact the Office of Gift Planning & Endowment first to determine if WGBH can accept it.

Donate Now

A donation of cash is the most direct way to support WGBH. You benefit from a charitable tax credit while you ensure a future for educational, inspiring content that brings us together. You can make your gift online with our secure online donation form or by sending a check or money order by mail to:

WGBH Educational Foundation
1 Guest St.
Boston, MA 02135

If you’re sending a check or money order, please let us know if you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

A gift to the WGBH Educational Foundation is a wonderful way to honor a friend’s birthday, holiday, the birth of a child, or a new marriage. It can also be a meaningful way to mark the passing of a friend or family member who wanted to leave a legacy that will help ensure that we can continue to produce and distribute high-quality programs that educate, entertain and inspire. WGBH offers several ways for you to recognize an important person while providing much-needed support to our mission.

Julie Hallowell,
Director of Gift Planning and Endowment,
(800) 220-7122
gift_planning@wgbh.org

Christine Russo,
Development Associate of
Gift Planning and Endowment,
(800) 220-7122
gift_planning@wgbh.org