Gift Planning and Endowment

Plan a Gift

You may have assets to donate that can help ensure KQED’s long-term future. Speak to one of our staff by calling (415) 553-2230, or fill out our Information Request Form.

Your Endowment gift can meet your own personal and financial objectives:

Maintain flexibility by planning now for a revocable gift effective at death:

Make the gift now and get immediate tax benefits:

Plus Income for Life:

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 goal. This could range from maximizing tax benefits, and producing income, to preserving assets for your heirs.

We’ve developed a tool that can help…

Earl Blauner


For over 55 years, KQED’s innovative educational, cultural, and public affairs programming has enriched the lives of millions of Northern Californians. You can help sustain KQED’s contribution to our community by making a gift from your estate to support the KQED Endowment. With your Legacy Gift, you make a promise to future generations that outstanding media will always be available in Northern California and beyond.

I invite you to explore the options we present on these Web pages to find the approach that best fits your financial situation. A good place to start is viewing the video below describing the bequest of Dale O’Rourke, a very good friend of KQED and other Bay Area charities. My Gift Planning colleagues and I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Thank you.

– Earl Blauner, Senior Director, Gift Planning and Endowment, and member of the Jonathan C. Rice Legacy Society
(415) 553-2861

Video: Dale O’Rourke, 1938-2010
Dale O’Rourke was a very good friend of KQED and other Bay Area charities. He set an inspiring example of how donors of all means, backgrounds and interests can be a philanthropist.

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