Getting Started

Including WNED | WBFO in your charitable plans is a simple process.
 

  1. Decide where to designate your gift:
 
  • A gift in your estate plan to Western New York Public Broadcasting Association will support general operations in the fiscal year in which they are received.
 
  • A gift in your estate plan to The WNED Foundation, Inc. will help to grow our endowment. All endowment funds are invested and managed professionally. Each year the Board of Trustees of the Foundation appropriates a portion of the investment portfolio’s earnings to help sustain WNED |WBFO’s ongoing operations and programming.
 
  1. Suggested language:


Will or Trust

To name Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA) or The WNED Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust, you will need to include a provision that clearly expresses your charitable intentions. To make the process easier, we are pleased to share some suggested language for you and your advisor to consider.

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Beneficiary Designations

To name New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA) or The WNED Foundation as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a financial account and/or a life insurance policy, you will need our legal name, address and tax-identification number. To make the process easier, we are pleased to share some suggested language for you and your advisor to consider.

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Suggested Language for WNYPBA


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Suggested Language for The WNED Foundation


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3. Let us know your plans, we want to thank you! – The WNED | WBFO Legacy Society was established to honor friends and station members who have planned for WNED | WBFO’s future through a bequest intention or other gift planning technique.

Please complete the WNED | WBFO Legacy Society Enrollment Form.This form allows us to add your name to our legacy wall, include your name in our annual report, and add you to our annual donor appreciation dinner invitation list. There is also an option on the form to remain anonymous; this still allows us to show our appreciation and count you among our legacy donors.

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WNED | WBFO Legacy Society Enrollment Form


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