Planned Giving

The mission of WQCS 88.9 FM is to provide public service programming that informs, educates and entertains the community.  WQCS 88.9 FM will offer our audiences the opportunity to access a variety of quality programs through different technologies.

WQCS 88.9 FM Angel Society

WQCS 88.9 FM has thrived on its relationship with the community.  From membership and underwriting support to providing a lasting legacy to future generations, our listeners have been at the heart of our success.

Leave your legacy by remembering WQCS 88.9 FM in your will or beneficiary arrangement.  Your generosity will be rewarded with the knowledge that you are helping to preserve a legacy of quality news, entertainment and exquisite music for future generations.

Why WQCS 88.9 FM?

Many people make planned gifts to WQCS because they value the shared sense of place that our local programming and community services help foster across the Treasure Coast.

People often cite WQCS 88.9 FM’s excellent award winning news programming as the inspiration for a planned gift, with its multiple perspectives, in-depth analyses and news that affects and reflects our communities and our lives.

People also make planned gifts to WQCS 88.9FM because of its unique arts and cultural programming, with inspiring classical music broadcasts and uplifting entertainment.

What is planned giving?

Most people make planned gifts from assets or savings, rather than from income.  Because many people don’t know their future financial needs, they provide for charitable gifts in their wills or beneficiary arrangements.

Planned gifts include naming WQCS 88.9FM in your will or trust; designating WQCS 88.9 FM as a beneficiary of retirement assets or your life insurance policy; creating a Charitable Gift Annuity or making a direct gift to WQCS 88.9 FM, possibly in honor of an important event or in memory of a loved one.

Planned giving is an investment in the future and a powerful way of giving back to the community.  The message you send through a planned gift to WQCS 88.9 FM is a message that will be heard for generations.

How will my gift be used?

Your gift will be used to support WQCS’ programming and operating expenses.

How do I make a planned gift?

Naming WQCS 88.9 FM in your will or trust

In many ways, your will is an enduring statement to the people, causes and institutions that are important to you.  Your will says you care enough to make your intentions clear.  It leaves no doubt as to your priorities and your convictions.

At WQCS 88.9 FM, we believe that an essential aspect of living well is thinking ahead to the world we will leave behind.  Your support of our programs tells us that you share our vision of a future where our community is strengthened by programs that speak to the mind, the heart and, most importantly, to the imagination.

This “Charitable bequest” allows you to designate a specific portion of your assets to WQCS 88.9 FM, or the part of your estate that remains after your loved ones are taken care of.  It is a simple yet effective way of providing for WQCS 88.9 FM without giving away assets during your lifetime.

Retirement plan assets – such as 401(k)s, 403(b)s and IRAs are one of the best choices for charitable gifts.  Individuals must pay income tax on pre-tax retirement benefits left to them, while charitable organizations, such as WQCS 88.9 FM, pay no income tax; this allows your entire gift to benefit the charity.

Designating WQCS 88.9 FM as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

You may make a gift of an existing life insurance policy or include WQCS 88.9 FM as a beneficiary of your personal or group life insurance policies.  This may make you eligible for an income tax deduction.

A Final Thought

Many of our supporters find that it is both logical and satisfying to continue their lifetime of support for WQCS 88.9FM through their will.  Indeed, some of the largest gifts ever received by WQCS have come from people’s estate plans, and we are most grateful. 

WQCS 88.9 FM can be named to receive a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the residual estate.  No gift is too small.

To make a bequest of cash, you can use the following language:

“I give, devise and bequeath ___________ (insert dollar amount, or percentage of residual estate) to public radio station WQCS 88.9 FM, a nonprofit corporation, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, for use in programming operations.

Legal Name:                                  WQCS 88.9 FM – Indian River State College

Mailing Address:                                3209 Virginia Avenue

                              Fort Pierce, FL 34981

EIN # 59-1206516

The information in this website is not intended as legal or financial advice.  The information listed here is intended to show only some of the ways you can benefit the future of WQCS 88.9 FM.  Thus, you should not take any action without first consulting your attorney and/or financial advisor.

We encourage you to notify WQCS 88.9 FM if you have included us in your will, so we may thank you, now, for your thoughtfulness.  Please contact the WQCS membership office at (888) 286-8936 Option 1 to advise of your intention. All such information will remain strictly confidential.  The WQCS 88.9 FM Angel Society exists to recognize those in our community who have made a provision in their will or estate plan to ensure a strong and vital Public Radio service for future generations.  We will be pleased to enter your name in the Angel Society.  We can still honor any desire to anonymity if you wish.