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“Unless we dream
We shall never dare.
Unless we dare,
We shall never realize
What we have dreamed.”

Ralph B. Rogers

When you include KERA in your will or estate plan, it’s a unique expression of what public broadcasting means to you. Your charitable bequest will provide an enduring legacy that will live on to uphold standards of public broadcasting in neighborhoods across our community, for the benefit of millions of North Texas, for years to come.

An estate gift to North Texas Public Broadcasting carries federal estate tax benefits and is generally not subject to state or inheritance laws. Gifts can be designated or a percentage of one’s estate.

Designated Bequests Can Include:

  • Designation of specific assets in a will
  • A specific cash amount
  • Certificates of Deposit (CDS)
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • IRAs, pension or retirement funds
  • Profit-sharing plans
  • Stocks, bonds, mutual funds or annuities

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    Types of Bequests


    Residual Bequests
    For a residuary bequest, typically a percentage (up to 100 percent) of the remainder of an estate is designated. The remainder is defined by monies or assets remaining following the settlement of any debts, expenses or specific bequests.

    We welcome the opportunity to talk with you, your attorney or advisor to identify ways to support North Texas Public Broadcasting’s educational mission.

    For further information, please contact:
    Major Gifts Department
    North Texas Public Broadcasting Inc.

    3000 Harry Hines Blvd.
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    214-740-9385
    [email protected]

    “I devise and bequeath _____ percent (%) of my estate to North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) educational organization for its general purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

    “I devise and bequeath (all/or _____ percent %) of the remainder of my property to North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) educational organization for its general purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

    Conditional Bequest
    Insert the conditional language in one or more of the above provisions. For example:

    “If (one or more individuals) does not survive me, I bequeath the sum of $____ to North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) for its general purposes (or for a designated purpose).”

    Estate Tax Benefits
    Your gift carries federal estate tax benefits. Also, charitable bequests generally are not subject to state inheritance or estate taxes. The federal tax identification number for North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. is 75-2084961.


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    KERA Tax ID


    75-2084961


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    About Ralph B. Rogers


    Rogers

    The idea of a public broadcasting organization that would serve the people of North Texas began in 1955 when community leaders, educators and owners of commercial television stations endorsed a proposal to put KERA TV Channel 13 into operation as an educational station. Channel 13 began broadcasting in September 1960. Since that time, North Texas Public Broadcasting has evolved into one of the most dynamic public media organizations in the country.

    Dallas businessman and philanthropist Ralph B. Rogers (1909-1997) deserves particular recognition in founding, nurturing and expanding the educational mission of public broadcasting. His exceptional leadership on behalf of his hometown station, KERA, was matched by his outstanding contributions to public broadcasting nationally. During the 1960s, Ralph Rogers played an instrumental role in bringing together more than 200 independent educational stations under the umbrella of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
    He served as the very first chairman of the PBS Board of Governors from 1973 to 1979. He was also a founding trustee of the Children’s Television Workshop, which developed Sesame Street. Journalist Bill Moyers concisely expressed the high esteem in which Mr. Rogers is remembered within the world of public broadcasting: “Ralph Rogers is one of my heroes. Without him, it is unlikely we would be here today.”

    Ralph Rogers and his wife, Mary Nell Coots Rogers (1914-2008), are recognized as people who truly made a difference in the lives of others, both here at home and across the nation. Their legacy lives on and continues to inspire others.


For further information, please contact:

Major Gifts Department
North Texas Public Broadcasting Inc.

3000 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-740-9385
[email protected]

 
North Texas Public Broadcasting is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization registered in the state of Texas. Your contribution may be fully tax deductible.