Your Legacy and Public Media

So much has changed since WFYI began 50 years ago. In many ways, public media has grown up. What was once a struggling - almost experimental - operation has become a permanent and positive presence in the lives of so many in Central Indiana and around the country. 

We continue to seek and depend on regular membership contributions from friends, especially new generations of listeners. But in the long run our future will depend on special gifts from long-time supporters who want to help WFYI become stronger and better able to meet consumers in an everchanging digital marketplace. 

One of the many ways our supporters choose to express their deep commitment to public media is by naming WFYI in their will or trust. This is a great way to make a lasting contribution without affecting your current financial security and freedom.

Why Make a Planned Gift?

When you make a gift from your estate, you help WFYI prepare for the future.

Planned gifts, unless designated otherwise, are automatically included into WFYI's Foundation. This special 501(c)3 allows your funds to grow alongside gifts made from other generous planned giving donors. This endwoment allows the station to provide special funding for local and national shows, otherwise too expensive to be covered by regular operating budget, while also acting as an all important safety net for the station during unprecedented times. Planned Gifts are the backbone of WFYI's ability to meet the future in stride and fund important programming that was not otherwise built into our annual operating budget. 

If you choose to remember us in your estate plans, we implore you to make us aware to we might extend our deepest apprecations. Simply by informing us of your intention to leave a legacy gift, you will become a member of the Ardath Burkhart Legacy Society. And, if you prefer, we will keep your bequest intention confidential. We also understand fully if you prefer not to share specific amounts, or if you have no way of knowing what might be left over for your charitable gifts. The fact you've chosen WFYI among your legacy priorities warrants our most sincere gratitude.

How Do I Give?

There are many ways to plan special legacy gifts for WFYI and your other charitable interests; a bequest through your will is typically the most common. We also accept Charitable Gift Annuities, gifts of life insurance and many other asset types. Whatever your plans may be, we encourage you to call or write for more information, without obligation. You can reach our team at:

WFYI Public Media
c/o The Office of Donor Engagement
1630 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 614-0475
Fax: (317) 283-2045

To designate your gift directly to WFYI annual operations, please include the following langauge in your Donor Intent Form: 

Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media, Inc
Federal ID #: 35-1147600

Note: WFYI is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory service. For advice and assistance in specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained. State laws govern wills, trusts and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.