Continue Supporting Our Work After Your Lifetime

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Passionate about supporting Colorado Public Radio with our mission even after your lifetime? It's not only possible, it's easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name Colorado Public Radio as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you're gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.

Not only is it an easy way to give, but it's also flexible—you aren't locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Older couple smilingRobert and Carol treasure the financial help they've been able to give their children and Colorado Public Radio over the years. Now that their kids are grown, Robert and Carol changed their estate plan so it could work harder for the people and causes they love. The couple updated their will to leave stocks and real estate to their kids. And they left us a $75,000 IRA to be transferred after their death. Because Colorado Public Radio is tax-exempt, all $75,000 will help support our mission.

If Robert and Carol had left the IRA to their children, approximately $21,000* would have gone to pay federal income taxes—leaving only $54,000 for their family's use. Robert and Carol are happy knowing they are making the most of their hard-earned money thanks to their updated estate plan.

*Based on an assumption of a 28 percent marginal income tax bracket.

Learn How to Fund It

You can name us beneficiary of the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
  2. Contact Joann Wooley at 303-871-9191, Ext. 312 or jwooley@cpr.org to notify her of your decision.
  3. If you name Colorado Public Radio in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Public Broadcasting of Colorado, dba Colorado Public Radio
Address: Centennial, CO
Federal Tax ID Number: 74-2324052

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