Heritage Society

The Heritage Society was established to recognize, honor, and celebrate extraordinary individuals who remember PBS Wisconsin in their estate or financial plans. Their visionary commitment will build public television’s future on our legacy of quality, innovation, and service to Wisconsin.


Informing us that you have included Friends of PBS Wisconsin in your estate plans automatically qualifies you as a member of our Heritage Society.

To join, simply name Friends of PBS Wisconsin as a beneficiary of your planned gift and let us know by filling out our confidential Statement of Intent. Sharing appropriate information of revocable gifts does not imply a binding agreement. It does, however, allow Friends of PBS Wisconsin to best understand your intentions, and to show our appreciation during your lifetime. Gifts of any size are graciously appreciated, and you may remain anonymous if you so choose.

There are a number of ways to make a planned gift:

Name Friends of PBS Wisconsin as a beneficiary in your will or trust.

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Donate real estate or other property to benefit Friends of PBS Wisconsin.

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Charitable trust or annuity options allow you to make a gift that provides you, or someone you name, with income for life.

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Name Friends of PBS Wisconsin as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.

If you’re ready to join the Heritage Society, consider using this free resource. As a result of our partnership with Giving Docs, this tool will guide you through creating an estate plan at no personal cost and will help you include the necessary language to support PBS Wisconsin with a legacy gift. Get started here.

Heritage Society Recognition and Benefits

Friends of PBS Wisconsin appreciates and honors the members of the Heritage Society in the following ways:

  • Recognition in our Heritage Society Legacy Directory in the PBS Wisconsin studios
  • Recognition in PBS Wisconsin’s annual report
  • Lifetime subscription to Airwaves, PBS Wisconsin’s monthly program guide
  • Lifetime subscription to The Circle PBS Wisconsin’s leadership donor magazine
  • Complimentary tickets to PBS Wisconsin’s annual Garden & Landscape Expo and The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show
  • Invitations to special events, studio tours, screenings, and travel opportunities
  • Exclusive station updates and communications

Helpful Resources

Inform us of your planned gift

This confidential form will ensure your gift intentions are fulfilled.

Suggested Bequest Language (PDF)

Download this template to add a charitable component to your plans.

Giving Docs

A free and secure online tool to write your legal will today.

Legal Name and Tax ID
Friends of PBS Wisconsin, Inc.
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Federal Tax ID: 23-7300462

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We are available to answer your questions or to discuss your specific planned gift. Please let us know If you have included us in your plans. By informing us of your gift, you help us prepare for the future. You also give us the opportunity to thank you, ensure your giving instructions are clear, and invite you to join the Heritage Society.

Aimee Granger
Managing Director, Legacy Giving
[email protected]

Melinda Murphy
Director of Individual & Legacy Giving
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Brea Pautsch
Legacy Giving Manager
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