Planned Giving

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 some 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.

Contacting IPR About a Planned Gift
If you would like to discuss planned giving options, please contact us at 1-800-861-8000 or by e-mail at