What to Give

Detroit Public TV happily accepts the following types of legacy gifts:


Giving cash is a simple and popular way to support public television now and in the future.

Your outright gift of cash can bring attractive benefits to you as well. A popular benefit is the charitable tax deduction. In addition to the tax savings, you will be able to immediately witness and enjoy the impact of your support.

Should you decide to give cash later through your will or living trust, your estate may be able to claim an estate tax deduction.

Regardless of whether you decide to give now or later, your gift of cash can help you and Detroit Public TV make a real and lasting difference in our community.

Please consult with your professional advisor on how your charitable giving impacts you.

Your gift of publicly traded stock can help you and Detroit Public TV yield high returns for education, the arts and culture in our community.

Your gift of stock can also provide attractive tax savings. The first being that you can claim an immediate tax deduction. If the stock is worth more now than what you paid for it more than a year ago, you will be able to claim the full benefit of the stock’s current fair market value. You can also avoid capital gains tax when you donate as opposed to selling this appreciated stock.

You may find that these tax savings can help you make a larger gift than you originally thought possible. Giving stock can help you and Detroit Public TV convert your stock market gains into real community change.

Please consult with your professional advisor on how your charitable giving impacts you.

Did you know that retirement plans and accounts funded with pre-tax earnings are often subject both to income and estate taxes when children or others are named as your beneficiaries?

By naming Detroit Public TV as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) and/or 403(b), you will be assured that every dollar will be used for a charitable purpose (like educational programming for kids) and shielded from income or estate taxes. You can then work with your advisors to identify other assets that are better suited to leave to your loved ones.

Another great benefit of naming Detroit Public TV as a beneficiary of your retirement assets is this option avoids the possible delays and various costs associated with probate administration. By making a gift of your retirement benefits to the station, your charitable wishes for our community can be fulfilled with greater ease and efficiency.

Please consult with your professional advisor on how your charitable giving impacts you.

Many years ago you may have purchased a life insurance policy to ensure the financial security of your family. Today, your family circumstances may have changed and that policy is no longer needed for its original purpose.

If so, perhaps you should consider making a gift of that policy to Detroit Public TV?

By giving outright and complete ownership of a partially or fully paid-up life insurance policy, you will be able to claim an immediate tax deduction. The amount of this deduction is based on the lesser of the policy’s fair market value or the net premiums paid.

Another easy option for giving life insurance is to name Detroit Public TV as a primary or contingent beneficiary of your new or existing policy.

Regardless of when or how you decide to give, your life insurance policy can help support the future of Detroit Public TV for many years to come.

Please consult with your professional advisor on how your charitable giving impacts you.

A gift of tangible personal property can include items such as artwork, jewelry, antiques and other physical objects. By donating your personal treasures to the station, you can help build precious value in our community.

You can also enjoy a number of personal benefits by making an outright gift of property. One popular benefit is the charitable tax deduction. This deduction is maximized when you donate property that:

  1. has increased in value since the time you acquired it,
  2. you’ve owned the property for more than one year, and
  3. the property’s use is related to the purpose and work of the station (like delivering education programming to children).

You will also be able to avoid capital gains tax when you give the station your appreciated property.

If it’s more convenient, you can also give property later through your will or living trust.

Even without using cash, you can help fill our community chest with treasures that only public television can deliver.

Please consult with your professional advisor on how your charitable giving impacts you.

A gift of real property can include personal residences, vacation homes, rental property and farmland. You have a number of options for making a gift of real property to Detroit Public TV:

  • You can make an outright gift and claim a tax deduction.
  • You can give later through a gift in your will or revocable living trust.
  • You can deed the remainder interest of your personal residence to Detroit Public TV, retain the right to remain in the home for life and receive a tax deduction.

Through a gift of real property, you can perhaps make a much larger gift than you otherwise thought possible, avoid income and estate taxes, and minimize or eliminate burdens placed on your loved ones.

Please consult with your professional advisor on how your charitable giving impacts you.

Contacts

Zainab Al Dabbagh, Senior Officer, Major Gifts
zaldabbagh@dptv.org
248-305-3805

Malcolm Bondon, Donor Relations Coordinator
mbondon@dptv.org
248-305-3786

Ryan Laurie, Vice President, Development Operations
rlaurie@dptv.org
248-305-3908

Jenna Moritz, Manager, Major Gifts
jmoritz@dptv.org
248-305-3742

To download the Will or Estate Plan Gift Confirmation Form, click here >

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