Planned Giving

Remembering Northern California Public Media in Your Will

Thank you for making Northern California Public Media part of your plans. An increasing number of people are remembering public broadcasting stations KRCB (PBS), KPJK TV, and KRCB 104.9 (NPR) in their wills and estates. Contact your trust attorney or feel free to call me at 707.584.2006 or on my cell phone 510.461.6144 if you have any questions.
With gratitude, Cindy Corrello Hilke, Director of Development Click here for our Planned Giving form
Retirement Plan Assets
If you’re 70 ½ or older, making an IRA rollover gift may be a tax-wise idea for you.
Wills, Trusts and Estates
Join viewers and listeners like you in ensuring that NorCal Public Media’s programming and educational outreach remain available to current and future generations by making a gift in your estate plan.
Beneficiary Designations
Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills, trusts or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides.
Real Estate
Gifts of real estate, such as a personal residence, vacation home or commercial property can make excellent gifts to NorCal Public Media.
Life Insurance
When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies—such as educating children now grown or providing financial security for a spouse—your policy can become a meaningful way to support our work.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

If you've built a sizable estate, and are looking for ways to receive reliable payments, you might consider a charitable remainder trust. There are two types of charitable remainder trusts: Unitrust or Annuity Trust.

  • Annuity Trusts pay you, each year, the same dollar amount you choose at the start. Your payments stay the same, regardless of fluctuations in trust investments.
  • Unitrust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. The amount of your payments is redetermined annually. If the value of the trust increases, so do your payments. If the value decreases, however, so will your payments.
Call Cindy Corrello Hilke, Director of Development at 707.584.2006 or consult your financial planner or attorney for more information.
Charitable Lead Trusts
If you want to make an impact now at NorCal Public Media, and also provide for your family later, you might consider setting up a charitable lead trust.


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