Legacy Society

There are many ways to support KCPT in addition to being an annual contributor. You can make a gift to KCPT that costs nothing during your lifetime! Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts" because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and KCPT.

Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected.

Your estate plan can also be used to support charitable causes that matter most to you, such as the quality programs and education services offered to our community by KCPT – Kansas City PBS.

Planned giving can make your money serve several purposes and benefit you in the following ways:

  • Ensure that you leave a legacy with an organization and cause you care deeply about, like KCPT, while keeping assets in your control during your lifetime.
  • Make a lasting gift to future generations by leaving a charitable bequest in your will.
  • Develop a charitable remainder or lead trust.
  • Donate stock. You can give stock and realize larger tax savings.
  • Establish a charitable gift annuity and get a monthly paycheck for life in return for your gift.
  • Donate real estate by gifting your home or property, and if you prefer, you can continue to live there and get a tax break — all at the same time.
  • Donate a life insurance policy or life estate.

KCPT’s legal name is “Public Television 19, Inc.” and should be referred as such in all legal documents, including your Last Will and Testament and/or Trust.
Gordon's Story (1:00)

Planned Giving: Gordon's Story

Estate Planning Resources

Request your free estate planning guide, A Personal and Charitable Financial Record.

Learn More

Contact Nancy Steinacker at 816-398-4248 or email nsteinacker@kcpt.org for more information, or download, print and mail our Legacy Society Form.

Legacy Society Members

Realizing the impact and influence of television either personally or through a loved one has led some individuals to help ensure the future of public television by providing for KCPT in their estate plans and are listed as members of the Legacy Society.
Robert S. Caldwell Abrams
Michael L. Abrams
Allen & Janet Agron
Suzanne Allen
Ann Allsbury
Dr. Eliot Berkley
Lennie & Jerry Berkowitz Family Fund
Ken Bingman
Harvey S. Bodker
Joan Bruderer
Terry L. Chronister
Cathy Click
Barbara Cooper
Mark & Linda Eagleton
Dr. William & Mrs. Doris Edelman
Joseph F. Finch Trust
Ronald R. Frederick
Mildred Gretzinger
Linda Hill
Joe & Corliss Jacobs
David Cromwell Jenkins
Jim & Lydia Kanki
Mrs. James Kennedy
Stephen & Karen Clegg
Lee A. Knox
Ellen L. Larson
Arthur Maule
Mr. & Mrs. Robert McClellan
Frank & Nancy Mirikitani
Richard Ong
Judy & George Paley
Delma Parks
Dr. Allen & Debra Parmet
Margaret & Ronald Pearce
Roger Pool
Karen Lynn Pratt
Pamela J. Purtell
William T. Reed
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Rogers
Cynthia Smith
Bruce Southard
John & Irma Stous
Mary M. Thorp & Shirley E. Thorp
Kaleen Tiber
Jonah & Alice Wright
Pat Wright
Doris Yonker