Planned Giving

Make a lasting investment in our Heritage Society for IPR’s future.

A planned gift is a wonderful way to celebrate the impact and long history of Iowa Public Radio’s mission to enhance the civic and cultural lives of Iowans through high quality news and cultural programming for generations to come. You can be a part of recognizing our past and preserving our future with a planned gift.

Your gift estimate can remain confidential but when you share with us that you have included IPR in your estate plans, you become a member of our Heritage Society and can enjoy its benefits.

Email or call the Director of Development at 515-725-1701 to share your intentions with us and/or learn more about planned giving.  

If you’re unsure of the best way to support IPR in your estate planning, we can partner with you and your financial advisor to explore how you can make a difference for Iowa Public Radio while still accommodating your own financial and philanthropic goals.

Common ways to include Iowa Public Radio in your estate plans:

Beneficiary Designation

We’ve developed sample language for you to include in your will, trust, retirement plan or insurance policy. Iowa Public Radio is a 501(c)3 organization.  Our Tax ID number is 20-4227123.

Bequest language for an unrestricted gift to support IPR generally:

I give _________[include sum, percentage, or description of property] to Iowa Public Radio, Tax ID #20-4227123, to be used for its general operating purposes.

Example of unrestricted use: I give 100% of the remainder of my IRA to Iowa Public Radio, Tax ID# 20-4227123, to be used for its general operating purposes.

Bequest language for a restricted gift:

I give __________[include sum, percentage, or description of property] to Iowa Public Radio, Tax ID #20-4227123,  to be used to support ______________[name the fund or purpose you would like your gift restricted to].

Example of restricted use: I give $10,000 to Iowa Public Radio, Tax ID #20-4227123, to support programming.

General Types of Planned Gifts
There are several methods for making a charitable gift through estate-planning as follows:

Charitable Estate Gifts
Charitable estate or deferred giving enables you to arrange charitable contributions in a manner that maximizes personal objectives and financial goals. Many plans provide flexibility during your lifetime, even though Iowa Public Radio will not realize their benefit until a time in the future. The most common types of deferred plans are bequests, retirement plan designations, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable gift annuities.

A bequest in your will or living trust naming Iowa Public Radio as a beneficiary is the easiest and most popular deferred gift plan. Donors may name Iowa Public Radio as a percentage beneficiary or for a specific dollar amount or specific assets. Your assets can be used to support Iowa Public Radio for the purposes you have documented.

Retirement Plan Assets
Retirement accounts often are exposed to income tax and estate taxes, which may be avoided or reduced through a deferred gift. Naming Iowa Public Radio as a beneficiary of your retirement account can provide a meaningful gift to Iowa Public Radio. See your financial advisor for options.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable trust to benefit Iowa Public Radio is established when you transfer assets (cash, securities or real estate) to a trust where the assets are invested to pay an annual, lifetime or term-of-years income to you or other beneficiaries. When the trust matures, the remaining assets are distributed by the trustee according to your wishes. See your financial advisor for options.

Contact IPR
Our giving program includes a variety of options that will meet the evolving needs of Iowa Public Radio now and into the future. You can create your legacy with IPR through current, on-going gifts, or through future gifts. To further explore giving options, please feel free to contact our Development Office at 1-800-861-8000 or email