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Help Shape the Future of GBH

About GBH Planned Giving

In addition to giving cash and securities that support GBH television, 89.7, and Classical CRB, a growing number of supporters are choosing to make planned gifts that ensure our future.

There are many ways to give a planned gift, and many reasons for giving, whether to television, radio, or both. Some of our donors want to provide support for a particular genre of programming — science, the arts, history, or classical and news radio, for example. Others believe that GBH should have the flexibility to develop projects in response to emerging opportunities. Planned gifts ensure GBH’s ability to continue to create and deliver educational media that serve the American public — programs that are free and accessible to all. Explore the various ways you can help shape the future of GBH below.

Ways to Give

For many donors, the optimal way to make a planned gift to GBH is through a bequest or other testamentary provision. Learn more.

Beneficiary Designations
It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use in creating a world impacted by GBH — and it costs nothing now. Learn more.

Life Income Gifts
In exchange for your gift, GBH will pay a you or another beneficiary income for life or a fixed term of years. Learn more.

IRA Charitable Rollover
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to GBH. Learn more.

The GBH endowment is a vital source of funds for our programs and operations. Gifts to the GBH endowment can be designated for general purposes or earmarked for special projects, such as radio productions, children’s programs, public affairs, drama, arts, science, or history.

We’re grateful for gifts to our endowment in any amount. For those with the desire and means to leave a special legacy, with your gift of $100,000 or more you can:

  • Create an endowed fund named after you or in honor or memory of another.
  • Choose whether your named fund will support GBH in general or be designated for a specific purpose, such as those listed above.

Donor Advised Funds
During your lifetime, you can recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund to impact the future of public media by educating and inspiring through GBH. Learn more.

Before Making Your Gift

Planned gifts should be considered carefully. We recommend that you consult an attorney, financial advisor, or estate planning expert in preparing your will or trust. GBH does not provide legal or tax advice.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Hallowell
Director of Gift Planning and Endowment,