Enrich our community for generations.

KQED provides an irreplaceable alternative to commercial media, serving five generations of Northern Californians. We invite you to help ensure that this tradition continues with a legacy gift to KQED.

Contact Gift Planning

Our Gift Planning Department is available to answer your questions about giving to KQED. You can contact us by:

Call: (415) 553-2230

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

KQED Gift Planning Department
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
A Message from Bill Ruettinger, J.D.

KQED’s supporters turn to us for content that invites you to experience the worlds of public affairs, science and food; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take a front row seat for world-class drama and performances. By making a gift to the endowment, you will partner with KQED in enriching our community for generations.

The following pages are designed to help you choose your legacy gift using a planned approach. Our seasoned team is here for you and your advisors. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you, show you around our studios, and introduce you to some of our outstanding journalists and producers. Thank you.

– Bill Ruettinger, J.D.
Sr. Director, Gift Planning & Endowment
(415) 553-2357

KQED Gift Planning Quiz

Deciding on the right charitable gift can be difficult. It’s vital to think about your most important personal and family goals. This could range from maximizing tax benefits, and producing income, to preserving assets for your heirs.

We’ve developed a tool that can help…

Planned Giving Options
Ensure public media will be enjoyed by future generations with a gift to our endowment.
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Wills & Living Trusts
You can make a gift (bequest) to a charitable organization through your will or living trust.
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Retirement Plans
Retirement plan assets are one of the most tax-advantaged charitable gifts.
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Get partially tax-free income for life with a charitable gift of $20,000 or more.
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Charitable Remainder Trusts
Convert highly appreciated securities or real estate into income for life.
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Real Estate
Donating marketable real estate can be a creative way to make a significant gift.
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Qualified Charitable Distributions
Make a tax-free gift directly to KQED from your Individual Retirement Account.
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Stocks & Mutual Funds
Using appreciated stock or mutual funds is a tax-wise way to fund your gift to KQED.
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Memorials & Tributes
KQED welcomes gifts and pledges In Memoriam and in tribute.
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Donor Stories
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