Legacy Gifts

Since it's inception in 1980, WVIK has been an essential companion and public service - enriching minds, nourishing spirits, and enhancing the lives of our audiences across the country and around the world.

Be a part of preserving that legacy with a legacy gift today! Your gift will sustain WVIK’s excellence and ensure our quality service and programming for future generations. Let us know that you've included WVIK in your estate plans.

Popular ways to make legacy gifts:

Create a Named Endowment
You can establish a permanent named fund to support programming that means the most to you, whether it's news or music programming. You can even create a fund that supports specific parts of our mission—investigative reporting, science reporting, choral music, music education, or arts and culture programming, for example — forever. Start a conversation with us today about a named endowed fund to ensure WVIK's future.

Make a gift that pays you back
A Charitable Gift Annuity provides you with a fixed income for the rest of your life at rates ranging from about 4% to 9%, depending on your age.

Beneficiary designations
It's easy to make WVIK a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account plan or life insurance policy. WVIK’s Federal Tax ID number is 36-2166962.

Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:

I give _____[the sum, percentage, or description of property] to WVIK, Rock Island, IL, to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use.

Sample bequest language for a restricted gift:

I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to WVIK, Rock Island, IL, [to be added to the _____ endowment fund] or [to be used for ________].

Contact us for instructions on making WVIK a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution is now a permanent law
A popular, tax-smart option for giving is a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The law permitting special treatment of QCDs from IRAs was extended by Congress and the President on December 18, 2015.

Visit with us about your options:
Jared Johnson
Director of Development and Community Engagement (309) 794-7507
jaredjohnson@wvik.org