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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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Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity

Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.

Lewis and his spouse, Ann, sold a vacation home earlier this year and are looking for a way to offset the capital gains tax owed from the sale. Lewis enjoys the challenge and responsibility of his job and is not quite ready to retire. But, he is looking at planning options for retirement.

Ann: We needed a charitable deduction to avoid paying the taxes we owed from the sale of our second home. While Lewis invested his energies at work, I spent years volunteering with our favorite charity and wanted to find a way to make a special gift to help further its work this year.

Lewis: Ann and I were both in good health, and I still enjoyed working. We were living comfortably on my current salary but were looking for ways to plan for retirement. I wasn't quite certain when I would retire, so we wanted to find an option that would let me be flexible with my retirement date.

Ann: A gift planner from our favorite charity told us that a flexible deferred gift annuity would help us meet our goals. Instead of selling our appreciated stock and paying high capital gains tax, we could give it to them and receive an immediate charitable tax deduction to offset our current tax bill. The flexible deferred gift annuity would permit us to elect to begin taking payments for life when Lewis was ready to retire.

Lewis: We decided to set up the flexible deferred gift annuity. We received a charitable tax deduction in the year that the gift was made and experienced immediate tax savings. When I am ready to retire, we will contact our favorite charity to begin payments, giving me the flexibility to continue working as long as I would like. In addition, the flexible deferred gift annuity makes it possible for us to receive a large portion of each payment tax-free, and this is an attractive benefit!

Is a flexible deferred gift annuity right for you?


If you are interested in a charitable gift annuity but don't have a present need for the annuity payout, a flexible deferred annuity could be the right gift for you. You decide when you want to begin receiving the annuity payout. The longer you defer the payments, the higher the payout.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about flexible deferred annuities and how this gift could help you.

*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your gift annuity benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.


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