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Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy for Chicago Public Media

As a way to sustain Chicago Public Media’s quality, independent local journalism, many Chicago Public Media supporters choose to leave a bequest in their estate plans. Donors who establish a planned gift to CPM become members of our Legacy Society and receive special opportunities and recognition to thank them for securing our future.

Planned Giving opportunities include:

  • Bequest in your will or trust (cash, securities, or other assets): You can establish a bequest of a particular dollar amount or asset by using this language: “I give, bequeath and devise (_____% or $_____ or specifically designated asset) to Chicago Public Media, home of WBEZ and the Chicago Sun-Times, or its successor organization, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, now or formerly located at 848 East Grand Ave., Chicago, IL, 60611.”
  • Beneficiary on an account: Designate Chicago Public Media as a beneficiary on your retirement plan, bank account, or life insurance policy. Chicago Public Media’s Tax ID is 36-3687394.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA): Establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity is a strategic way to create income for yourself or a designated individual while creating a planned charitable gift for Chicago Public Media. Opening a CGA may create a tax deduction as well; contact your advisor for more information.

Tax ID: 36-3687394

Address: 848 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

To learn more about Planned Giving at Chicago Public Media, please contact Lisa Villani-Gale at lvillanigale@chicagopublicmedia.org. CPM recommends that each person considering a planned gift consult with their own legal or financial advisor.

Legacy Society:

Donors who establish a planned gift to CPM become members of our Legacy Society and receive special opportunities and recognition to thank them for securing our future.

As a member of our Legacy Society, you’ll enjoy deeper engagement:

  • Go behind the scenes during exclusive events and tours of our newsroom and studio.
  • Become an insider with special opportunities to meet the staff and leadership.
  • Be the first to know about important updates and news from CPM.
  • Keep in touch and join conversations reserved for our closest supporters.

Chicago Public Media recognizes and thanks the following members of the Legacy Society:

  • Anonymous (3)
  • David Gerard Baker
  • Jennifer Banas
  • Deborah Barnes & Michael Biggus
  • Marion A. Cameron-Gray and J. Douglas Gray
  • Gary Faculjak
  • Julie Hamos
  • Sheldon Marcus & Mary Stich-Marcus
  • Kay W. McCurdy
  • Taylor O’Brien and Patrick Freeman
  • Paul and Anne Poy
  • Debra Rosenberg and Joseph Boyd
  • Larry Sachs and Donna Zahara
  • Susan D. Schaffrath
  • Susan H. Schwartz
  • Emilia Segatti
  • Nikki Will Stein & Fredric Stein
  • Matt Zwicky

To join the Legacy Society, download and complete our bequest intention form and email it to Lisa at lvillanigale@chicagopublicmedia.org or mail it to:

Chicago Public Media
Attn: Lisa Villani-Gale
848 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611