Do you…
value the media Lakeland PBS provides for north and central Minnesota?
understand the importance of thriving public media in the modern society?
wonder how you can make a positive impact?
Consider a gift to Lakeland PBS in your will!

A planned gift to Lakeland PBS is the most powerful way to ensure the future of outstanding public media in north and central Minnesota for years to come.

Making a planned gift or a bequest to Lakeland PBS is easy.

Simple language can be easily added to include Lakeland PBS as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. The amount you choose to leave to Lakeland PBS can be expressed as a dollar amount or as a percentage of assets. If you already have a will, estate plan, living trust or insurance and retirement policies in place, you can painlessly add Lakeland PBS to your plans without having to fully redraft the documents.

Through a bequest, you may leave the station a specific dollar amount, specific property (real estate or personal), all or a certain percentage of an estate, or all or a portion of the remainder of an estate after provisions for family members and other beneficiaries have been satisfied. You may stipulate whether the bequest is for the general support of this station or a specific purpose such as a specific type of programming. A bequest may also be made in honor or memory of one or more individuals. In addition to cash and securities, bequests to the station may include real estate, or other property. All outright bequests to the station are exempt from federal estate taxes and there is no limitation on the size of the gift.

You can also contribute appreciated stock to Lakeland PBS. It’s so easy and beneficial to both you and Lakeland PBS! Just connect with your financial advisor and let them know your wishes. If you’ve held it for more than one year you may take a charitable tax deduction for the market value of the stock, and neither you nor Lakeland PBS will pay capital-gains taxes when the stock is sold.

Have questions? Please contact:
Kathleen McKinstra
108 Grant Ave NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
kmckinstra@lptv.org
800-292-0922 ext. 118
YOU are the PUBLIC in Public Television
Thanks for your support!

Please note:
When making or revising a will, you really should obtain the assistance of an attorney.

Specific Dollar Amount:

“I bequeath the sum of $_______ to Northern Minnesota Public Television dba Lakeland PBS, Bemidji, MN 56601for its general operating purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

Specific Property (Personal Property):

“I bequeath <description of property> to Northern Minnesota Public Television dba Lakeland PBS, Bemidji, MN 56601 for its general operating purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

Specific Property (Real Estate):

“I devise all of my right, title and interest in and to the real property located at <description of property> to Northern Minnesota Public Television dba Lakeland PBS, Bemidji, MN 56601 for its general purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

Percentage of Estate:

“I devise and bequeath ____ % of my estate to Northern Minnesota Public Television dba Lakeland PBS, Bemidji, MN 56601 for its general purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

Share of or Entire Residue of Estate:

“I devise and bequeath all/or ___% of the remainder of my property to Northern Minnesota Public Television dba Lakeland PBS, Bemidji, MN 56601 for its general purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

Conditional Bequest in Will:

Insert conditional language in one or more of the above provisions. For example: “If (one or more individuals) does not survive me, I bequeath the sum of $____ to Northern Minnesota Public Television dba Lakeland PBS, Bemidji, MN 56601 for its general purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

Select an option

Monthly Contribution

Your sustaining contribution is automatically drawn from your account each month.

One-Time Contribution

Your one-time contribution is good for a full year of membership benefits.