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Planned Giving

Why WQCS 88.9 FM?

Many people make planned gifts to WQCS because they value the shared sense of place that our local programming and community services help foster across the Treasure Coast.

People often cite WQCS 88.9 FM’s excellent award-winning news programming as the inspiration for a planned gift, with its multiple perspectives, in-depth analyses and news that affects and reflects our communities and our lives.

People also make planned gifts to WQCS 88.9 FM because of its unique arts and cultural programming, with inspiring classical music broadcasts and uplifting entertainment.

What is planned giving?


Most people make planned gifts from assets or savings, rather than from income. Because many people don’t know their future financial needs, they provide for charitable gifts in their wills or beneficiary arrangements.

Planned gifts include naming WQCS 88.9 FM in your will or trust; designating WQCS 88.9 FM as a beneficiary of retirement assets or your life insurance policy; creating a charitable gift annuity or making a direct gift to WQCS 88.9 FM, possibly in honor of an important event or in memory of a loved one.

Planned giving is an investment in the future and a powerful way of giving back to the community. The message you send through a planned gift to WQCS 88.9 FM is a message that will be heard for generations.

How do I make a planned gift?


Naming WQCS 88.9 FM in your Will or Trust

In many ways, your Will is an enduring statement to the people, causes and institutions important to you. Your Will says you care enough to make your intentions clear. It leaves no doubt as to your priorities and your convictions.

At WQCS 88.9 FM, we believe that an essential aspect of living well is thinking ahead to the world we will leave behind. Your support of our programs tells us you share our vision of a future where our community is strengthened by programs that speak to the mind, the heart and, most importantly, to the imagination.

A “charitable bequest” allows you to designate a specific portion of your assets to WQCS 88.9 FM, or the part of your estate that remains after your loved ones are taken care of. It is a simple yet effective way of providing for WQCS 88.9 FM without giving away assets during your lifetime.

Retirement plan assets – such as 401(k)s, 403(b)s and IRAs are one of the best choices for charitable gifts. Individuals must pay income tax on pre-tax retirement benefits left to them, while charitable organizations, such as WQCS 88.9 FM, pay no income tax; this allow your entire gift to benefit the charity.

Designating WQCS 88.9 FM as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

You may make a gift of an existing life insurance policy or include WQCS 88.9 FM as a beneficiary of your personal or group life insurance policies. This may make you eligible for an income tax deduction.