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Charitable Gift Annuities

Gift Annuities

How Charitable Gift Annuities Work

A charitable gift annuity can be established with a gift of $10,000 or more to KQED. In exchange for your gift, KQED will pay you, and a second beneficiary, if you wish, income for life. Both income beneficiaries must be at least 60 years of age, unless payments are deferred.

The income you receive is determined by the amount of your gift and your age(s). See our Gift Annuity Rates Table (PDF) for rates at specific ages, or use our Gift Annuity Calculator. With a deferred gift annuity, because the payments do not begin until a specified future date that you choose, you receive even higher life income payments than those listed in the rate table and a higher immediate income tax deduction.

Gift annuities can be established using cash or appreciated securities held for longer than one year. When cash is used, more of your income is tax free.

Your Benefits

  • Generous, partially tax-free income for life
  • An immediate income tax deduction
  • Reduced capital gain taxes if appreciated securities are used to establish the annuity
  • Professional annuity administration by Kaspick & Company
  • Membership in our Legacy Society
  • The satisfaction of making a significant contribution to the future of public broadcasting

For more information

To request a brochure on charitable gift annuities and/or to receive a personalized illustration of the financial benefits of establishing a charitable gift annuity, please complete our request for information form or contact us.

Go to the Endowment page to find out how your legacy gift can live on...

Evelyn and Barry Adler: KQED volunteers, Jonathan C. Rice Legacy Society Members

"The charitable gift annuity we have created with KQED continues to grow in importance because it helps us feel comfortable that the station will continue to grow. It is most gratifying to feel that we have been instrumental in the programming that will go on for our children, our grandchildren and our grandchildren's grandchildren."

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