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KEET - Planned Giving

Paul McNally Legacy Society

REDWOOD EMPIRE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC. is the license for KEET-TV. Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered in the state of California and is exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc. qualify as charitable contributions to the fullest extent of current laws. Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc. has been classified as an organization that is not a private foundation and is designated as a “publicly supported” organization.



PO Box 13
Eureka, CA 95502-0013

Questions or additional information? Contact:

Shannon Hess
Major Gift Officer

What Will Your Legacy Be?

All of us can leave an enduring mark on the institutions we value. Whether you want to sustain the award winning shows that you and your family love, or shape the future of public media, your planned gift of any size will help ensure KEET's ability to create and deliver educationally rich programs - on TV and online - that your neighbors count on every day.

We'll work closely and confidentially with you and your advisors. The right plan can offer tax benefits and other planning advantages, all the while supporting KEET's mission to use media to enrich lives in our communities. Be a part of the future of KEET. There are many gift options that will help strengthen KEET for public service for the next generation of viewers.

  • Wills or Outright Gifts
    Wills or Outright Gifts may be made directly, either outright (cash, securities, closely-held stock, real estate, and life insurance policies) or through a will. Such gifts may also be made through a community private foundation. Gifts to Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc. completely qualify for favorable tax treatment.
  • Trust Agreements
    Trust agreements to benefit Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc. will be administered by Redwood Empire public Television Board of Directors. Suggested wording: “To Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc., a non-profit corporation with its principal office in Eureka, California, for the support of the Redwood Empire Public Television program service.”
  • Permanently Endowed Fund
    A gift may be designated to the Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc. Endowment fund, managed by the Humboldt Area Foundation stating: “This gift shall be invested, reinvested and kept invested with only the income therefrom used for the support of the Redwood Empire Public Television service.”
  • Stocks
    Receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the date of the gift. You also avoid paying capital gains tax on the stock. If you prefer using depreciated stock for your gift, you can sell it first and then donate the proceeds in order to maximize tax benefits.
  • Life Insurance
    To receive a charitable tax deduction, name Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc. as both the owner and beneficiary of the policy. Check with your insurance agent for details.
  • IRA
    By giving directly to Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc., IRA distribution money is not included in the owner's income, and is not taxed. Ask your IRA to make a qualified distribution to Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc.
  • Real Estate
    The station accepts gifts of real estate. You may deduct the current value of appreciated real estate.
  • Cash/Credit Card/Check
    Cash is fully tax-deductible. All major cards accepted. Cards and checks must be processed by December 31st to qualify for the current year.