© 2024 Public Radio East
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter 89.9 W210CF Greenville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Planned Giving

Planned Giving at Public Radio East is supported by a dedicated group of future-forward visionary members who, at any giving level, have made provisions to support our mission: independent journalism, classical music, and community connection in perpetuity. Gift size varies, but each person had the same idea: to ensure the future of public radio today.

Public Radio East has numerous options for planned gifts. Planned gifts also can provide you with important tax savings and other benefits, while allowing you to leave a permanent, growing legacy and preserve your financial security.

When you choose one of the options to support Public Radio East in your estate planning, please reach out to us so that we may properly acknowledge your legacy gift.

ATTN: Caitlin Kuhn
Public Radio East
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28560

None of the following information is intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult an attorney or tax advisor for advice and to help you fulfill your philanthropic goals. You may also visit the IRS’s website for more information on philanthropic support.


Naming PRE in your will or trust is a popular way to ensure your wishes are fulfilled regarding your philanthropic goals. A charitable bequest can be a specific amount, a percentage of your estate or what remains after other bequests are fulfilled. Benefits may include significant estate tax savings. They are easy and revocable if circumstances change. Certain types of deferred gifts may provide current tax reductions, help avoid possible income tax, lower estate taxes, or provide income during the donor's lifetime.

Please see this downloadable PDF of sample bequest language.

Appreciated Securities

A gift of long-term appreciated securities is frequently the most economical way for supporters of Public Radio East to make a charitable contribution. Appreciated securities may: increase the size of your gift, while lowering your net-after-tax cost, make you eligible to receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your shares and eliminate capital gains on the appreciation of your shares. This may be given annually or as a one-time contribution

Appreciated securities may also be used to establish a planned giving vehicle, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)

A Charitable Remainder Trust ensures you or your designee/s to receive an income for the life of the trust, with the remainder passing to Public Radio East. Benefits can include capital gains avoidance, reduced income taxes and provisions for your spouse or heirs. PRE does not act in a trustee capacity, nor do they establish trusts.

Please see the IRS’s website for more information about Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable Lead Trust (CLT)

A Charitable Lead Trust ensures Public Radio East receives payments as either a fixed annuity payment or a percentage of the trust (depending on the trust structure) during the operation term (a set number of years, or the lifetime of one or more individuals). Once the term has concluded, the remaining assists are distrusted to non-charitable beneficiaries. This is a popular strategy for those who wish to leave an inheritance while minimizing gift and estate taxes. PRE does not act in a trustee capacity, nor do they establish trusts.

Please see the IRS’s website for more information about Charitable Trusts.

Retained Life Estate

For many, their home or farm is their most valuable asset. With a retained life estate, you irrevocably deed a personal residence or farm to a charitable organization, but retain the right to live in it for the rest of your life, a term of years, or a combination of the two. Public Radio East can help transform your property’s value into a legacy to benefit your community and meet charitable intents, while allowing you to realize financial and tax benefits. Proceeds from the eventual sale of the real estate will help leave your legacy and carry out your charitable intentions.

Please see the IRS’s website for more information about Retained Life Estates.

Life Insurance

If your need for life insurance has decreased, transforming the policy into a gift can help you meet philanthropic goals and realize income tax savings, estate tax advantages and extend your charitable reach with a low annual cost. Transferring ownership of a cash value policy to Public Radio East may allow you to receive a tax deduction based on its current value.

Retirement Plans

If you find that the assets you’ve set aside for your retirement in an IRA or other qualified plan exceed your needs, you may elect to name the Public Radio East as the beneficiary.

Cullman Family Endowment for Public Radio East

You may designate your legacy gift directly to Public Radio East, or to the Cullman Family Endowment for Public Radio East. This is a fund held at the North Carolina Community Foundation which supports PRE in perpetuity. By pooling funds from many donors, the impact of the Endowment is greater.

The Cullman Family Endowment for Public Radio East is open to additional tax-deductible contributions from anyone, in any amount, at any time. Donations may be made by check to the Cullman Family Endowment for Public Radio East and mailed to:

Cullman Family Endowment for Public Radio East
North Carolina Community Foundation
3737 Glenwood Ave
Suite 460
Raleigh, NC 27612

Donations may also be made online. nccommunityfoundation.org/CullmanRadio