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Planned Giving

Planning Your Gifts

Thank you for your interest in learning about the many benefits of gift planning. Being proactive with your assets for the future allows you to ensure increased benefits for yourself and your family while making a gift to the Arkansas PBS Foundation that will support quality programs and services at Arkansas PBS for the next generation!

The gift you decide on for the Arkansas PBS Foundation can take a number of different forms. Look through the sections on What to Give, How to Give, and Donor Stories to get an idea of what might work for you. A gift through a will or trust is the easiest to set up and can be changed at any time. But there are other options for making a gift now, that can be beneficial to you as well.

Gifts generously given to the Arkansas PBS Foundation through a will or trust are placed in our General Endowment unless directed differently by you. Earnings generated from the investments also grow the Endowment. This fund exists to help cover cost increases for purchasing national programs, to help fund local program production, and to help fund the expansion of new program and service ventures, while safeguarding against any potential decrease in operating funds.

If you have any questions, please call 1-800-662-2386. A member of our Arkansas PBS Foundation team will be happy to help you.

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Our News

2020 So Far….
Name Change
The first half of 2020 has certainly been a surprise!  We changed our “doing business as” name from AETN to Arkansas PBS to better express our focus on Arkansas and the outstanding programs provided through PBS.
Then COVID-19 hit, and we all have had to navigate the changing requirements this has required in order to keep people safe while continuing as much business as possible. Arkansas PBS has kept programming coming to all viewers who have found themselves spending much more time at home, plus Arkansas PBS Passport has filled a gap for those looking for quality program viewing on their own timeframe.
Arkansas AMI
Plus, Arkansas PBS was able to respond quickly to assisting schools when they had to close, by partnering with Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop and broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming specifically for Pre-K through 8th grade. Educators and parents had access to lesson plans and curriculum materials.
Arkansas PBS is prepared to continue assisting schools and educators as decisions are being made for the opening of schools (in-class and/or online) this fall.
Recent Grant
We are excited to announce that we have received funding from the CARES Act that will allow us to erect 4 additional transmitters in Arkansas to increase the reach of our broadcast signal to areas of Arkansas that have little to no broadband access.
Fall Programming
And excellent programs are coming to Arkansas PBS this fall: Islands of Wonder (Madagascar, Borneo, Hawaii), Last Tango in Halifax, Art in the 21st Century, Masterpiece: Flesh and Blood, a new comedy drama The Trouble with Maggie Cole, Finding Your Roots, and so much more!