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Plan Your Legacy

Planned and Deferred Gifts to WGLT

Leave a legacy for your community by including WGLT in your will or other planned or deferred gift. You will help ensure WGLT can continue to provide the outstanding news, information and entertainment services at the heart of our public service mission.

As you may know, WGLT is a unit of Illinois State University. Your planned or deferred gift is made to the University and then designated to WGLT. WGLT works closely with the University’s Office of Planned Giving to give you the best information available on planned and deferred giving options.

How To Designate

The most common way to make a planned gift to WGLT is by making a bequest to the station in your will or trust. This allows you to make a lasting contribution without affecting your current financial security and freedom. And, whether you wish to donate your entire estate, a portion of your estate, a fixed dollar amount, or a percentage of your assets, bequests are easy to make.

An example of bequest language: “I give, devise and bequeath (________percentage, or the residue of my estate, or $________) to Illinois State University Foundation (tax ID 37-6014070), its successors or assigns, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, to further the objectives and purposes of WGLT at Illinois State University. Please make all charitable contributions from income in respect to the decedent (IRD)."

You can designate your gift to the Friends of WGLT to be used as needed for station operations or you can designate your gift to an endowment to help ensure the future of the station. Some individuals have chosen to do both.

Additional giving options are outlined at the ISU Foundation website:

Please consult your attorney, CPA or financial planner before making any decisions regarding your gift planning. We can provide your financial planner any information they may need on making a planned or deferred gift to WGLT through Illinois State University.
No matter how you choose to give, know that you will be making a real difference for the future of WGLT and the future of your community.


Contact WGLT Individual Giving Director Jennifer Armstrong or call (309) 438-3581.