What is Planned Giving?
What is a bequest?
What is a Living Trust?
How does the Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System (WTJX) benefit from this?
Planned giving is, as described by Forbes magazine,planned giving is the process of making a significant charitable gift during a donor's life or at death that is part of his or her financial or estate”.
A bequest is that charitable gift that is designated in the will or trust of the donor.
A Living Trust is a document that is done while you are still alive and it also designates where your estate can go. This process avoids probate and is very simple and also revocable should situations change.
By creating a Planned Gift, a Bequest or Living Trust to WTJX, you are ensuring that long after you have gone, the positive works and uplifting, empowering programs that YOUR local PBS station creates and airs will be around for your children, grandchildren and future generations will be able to enjoy and benefit. To create a bequest or make a planned gift is very easy and your financial advisor can help you make that planned gift very easily. The language is very easy! Here is a sample that you can use:

I hereby give, devise, bequeath {specific cash amount, percentage of estate or named real property} to Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System, a not for profit organization located at 3036 Aldersville, Christiansted St. Croix, VI 00820, Federal Tax Id #66-0432100 for Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System for general use and purpose.

And it is that simple. And make sure that you check with your own tax attorney or financial advisor before making any changes or creating your own wills, living trusts or bequests. For more information on how you can create a legacy gift to the Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System, call us today at 340-718-3339 or email development@wtjx.org