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Bequests & Planned Gifts

Bequest in Your Will

Many viewers have provided for THIRTEEN in their wills and, for most of them, it is the largest gift to THIRTEEN they could ever consider.

You Decide

In your will, you have choices as to how you name THIRTEEN as a beneficiary. Whichever you select, it is important that your attorney know that bequests should be made to “WNET (THIRTEEN or WLIW21), 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019.” Our federal tax identification number is 26-2810489.

  • One possibility is a bequest of a fixed dollar amount. You specify exactly how much you would like the station to receive.
  • Another is to give THIRTEEN a percentage of the estate. This makes good sense if you don’t have a clear idea of how much your estate will be worth at your death.
  • Finally, many people prefer to designate the residuary estate, or a portion of it. Once other heirs are provided for, whatever may be left goes to your favorite public television station.

Tell Your Attorney

The following suggested language will be of interest to your attorney.

“I give and bequeath to WNET (THIRTEEN or WLIW21)” with its offices at 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, ($___, or ___% of my estate, or my residuary estate).”

Please Let Us Know

If you’re planning to make THIRTEEN one of your beneficiaries, we encourage you to tell us now. We can work with you and your advisors to make sure the bequest is planned and administered properly. It also gives us the opportunity to thank you and to welcome you as a member of the Legacy Society. Requests for anonymity are respected.

To Learn More

Please contact us for more information:

Office of Planned Giving
THIRTEEN
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 560-4989
plannedgiving@thirteen.org