A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to WBUR that will have a lasting impact.
How a bequest works
With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to WBUR as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.
Benefits of a bequest
- Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
- Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
- Leave a lasting legacy to charity
Ways to leave a bequest to WBUR
- Include a bequest to WBUR in your will or trust
- Designate WBUR as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension)
- Name WBUR as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy
WBUR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, licensed by Boston University and whose legal name is Trustees of Boston University. Thus, your gift should be made to "Trustees of Boston University for the benefit of WBUR." WBUR will be the sole recipient of your gift.
Types of Bequests
- Percentage bequest - make a gift of a percentage of your estate
- Specific bequest - make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
- Residual bequest - make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate
- Contingent Bequest - make a gift from your estate if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met.
If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to WBUR, please contact us. If you have already included WBUR in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.