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Planning a Gift to KSPS

Thank you for considering a gift to KSPS through your will or estate planning. Your legacy gift will play an important part in the mission of KSPS to provide "on-air, online and multimedia programs that entertain, engage and educate to enrich all the communities we serve."

Charitable contributions are made to Friends of KSPS, the nonprofit organization that holds the broadcast license for KSPS Public Television. There are many options, such as charitable trusts or gifts of life insurance policies and retirement accounts, that may provide financial benefits for you and your family, while supporting KSPS.

For more information or a confidential discussion of your charitable options, please contact Sandra Kernerman, Director of Special Giving, (509) 443-7717.

Legal Name: Friends of KSPS
Tax ID Number: 23-7203753

For those of you considering what to do with the “Required Minimum Distribution” from your IRA or Roth IRA, here is the important information you’ll need to work with your financial advisor to arrange a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” to KSPS Public Television. A “QCD”, ( up to $100,000 for a single person or up to $200,000 for a couple filing jointly) made directly to a charity is excluded from your pre-tax income. Always consult with your qualified, professional financial advisor to make the best decisions concerning your tax and estate plans.

Gift Acceptance Policy


Thank you for the support that you have shown to KSPS Public Television. We have taken steps to safeguard the long-term health of the station by the creation and development of the KSPS Endowment. Our Board of Directors has adopted an extensive Gift Acceptance Policy to allow for the best possible stewardship of your gift.

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KSPS Endowment
The KSPS Endowment distributed $26,327.30 to support the work that brings you the programs you love. Many, many thanks to everyone who gave this gift of excellent educational programming to future generations! For information on how you can join this amazing team of forward-thinking donors, contact Sandra Kernerman

Thanks to Some of Our Donors

Robert & Margot Ogden4.png We would like to thank our dear friends, Margot and Bob Ogden, for their extraordinary generosity and kindness in remembering KSPS in their estate planning. Their gift, through our endowment, will benefit our viewers for years to come. Thank you Margot and Bob for the generosity that you have extended to our community.





Bill Coach Wright.jpg Many, many thanks to Bill “Coach” Wright who remembered KSPS in his estate planning. His gift to our Endowment, will help support the production of our documentaries. He leaves behind a legacy of education, athletics and friendship throughout our community. We are honored to be counted as an organization he valued and supported. Thanks Coach!





Doreen Hopton Ms. Doreen Hopton, of Calgary AB was a long-time member of KSPS who never missed a year renewing her donation. We are very grateful to her for remembering us in her will, providing a gift that will help provide the excellent programming she loved for generations to come. Thank you very much, Ms. Hopton, for your foresight, consideration and extraordinary generosity.





Daryl Troutman Darryl Troutman was a loyal and true friend to all, including friends from early childhood and people met on his various travels. Family was very important to Darryl, and wherever he was he would always return to his roots, his friends and his family. We would like to thank Mr. Troutman for counting KSPS as family in his estate. He designated his gift for capital improvements, which we will happily accomplish. Thank you so much, Mr. Troutman, for this gift to our community.