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Bequests & Planned Giving

Making a planned gift to benefit JPR is a powerful way to support JPR's fact-based journalism and programs that celebrate music, stimulate civic engagement and foster the art of storytelling. Planned gifts ensure JPR's long-term health, now and for future generations, while taking into account each individual donor's financial goals, tax circumstances and philanthropic values. Click the links below to learn more about three common types of planned gifts. If you have questions, call us at 541.552.6301 or send an email to: westhelle@sou.edu.

Make A Bequest
IRA Qualified Contributions
Donate Stocks & Securities

Legal Name: JPR Foundation, Inc. · Tax ID: 93‑1233656 · Mailing Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. / Ashland, OR 97520

Other Ways to Give:

Click on the headings below to learn more.

Financial Accounts
Most accounts at financial institutions can be made payable on death to a charitable organization. Ask the manager of your financial institution how you can arrange to designate the JPR Foundation, Inc. as the death beneficiary of your CD, savings account, or brokerage account.

Gifts of Real Estate
You can make a gift of commercial or residential real estate to The JPR Foundation and receive substantial financial benefits. If you wish to give the property outright, you qualify for a charitable income tax deduction based on the appraised value of the property. If you are contemplating leaving your home to the JPR Foundation through your will, you may want to consider giving it now but retaining the right to live in it for your lifetime. You will continue to pay taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs. However, by giving now, you receive a substantial charitable income tax deduction in the year the gift is made.

IRAs / Pensions
You can make the JPR Foundation, Inc. the death beneficiary of your individual retirement account, pension, 401(k) or other retirement savings plan. Ask the company managing your retirement account how.

Life Income Gifts
A life income gift is a type of planned gift that allows you to make a contribution to the JPR Foundation and receive an income in return. Depending on the plan, the income may be fixed or variable and can go on for a lifetime, a term of years, or a combination of the two. These gifts are irrevocable once the contribution has been made. Types of life income gifts include Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Remainder Unitrusts, each of which can provide benefits that include: an immediate tax deduction, avoidance or deferral of capital gains, regular income payments and reduced probate expenses. Please consult your tax advisor about making a lifetime income gift to support JPR.

Life Insurance
You can name the JPR Foundation, Inc. as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, or even transfer actual ownership of the policy to the Foundation. Simply contact your insurance company to find out how.

Living Trusts
If you have established a Living Trust, you can name the JPR Foundation, Inc. as one of the beneficiaries of your trust at death. Contact your attorney to find out how.