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Are Your Ducks in a Row?

Planning for Future Generations

South Florida PBS’ members generously provide annual dollars for current programming and educational needs. However, to be fiscally responsible and to sustain WPBT and WXEL’s combined 100 years of trusted, award winning content for toddlers to the young at heart, we must continue to grow our endowment savings.

WHO: Our Legacy Society Members – endowment donors:

  • Expand South Florida PBS’ ability to spontaneously address and fund unexpected opportunities to educate, inspire and inform our viewers.
  • Provide for unexpected emergencies or economic hardships.
  • Fund emerging technological upgrades.
  • Ensure South Florida PBS’ long-term impact through the establishment, over time, of a substantial endowment.

WHAT: To join this vital group, please consider documenting a planned gift of at least $100,000 or making a current gift of at least $100,000 to the South Florida PBS endowment.

WHEN: Your investment in our South Florida PBS endowment is always welcomed and appreciated.

WHY: For our community, it is critical that our public television station, America’s most trusted public media company, has the means and savings to remain strong, responsive and independent for the future. When you join the Legacy Society, you make it possible for South Florida PBS to sustain our robust, energized, forward-focused non-profit public media station.

HOW: Perhaps one of the simplest ways to become a Legacy Society member is an outright gift to South Florida PBS in a donor’s will or revocable trust. When such a gift is made by will, it is called a ‘devise’ or ‘bequest’. Language to implement a gift of say $250,000* might read:

‘I devise the sum of $250,000 to South Florida PBS.’
(one might otherwise bequeath another amount or a portion of their estate)

A charitable bequest is just one of many planned giving arrangements you can use to benefit South Florida PBS. Moreover, we urge you to consult with your financial planner or estate attorney for more ideas and guidance.

For more information on becoming a Legacy Society member or letting us know you have made a provision for South Florida PBS in your estate plans, please call 1-877-272-7867 or email

*Gifts of $250,000 or more may provide for a permanent named endowed fund.

Thank You for supporting our South Florida PBS!


Please join us in celebrating the following members of The Legacy Society:

Dr. George Battle

Richard Bloomgarden

Nancy Busch

Joan Cadogan

Valerie Carroll

Jacqueline Chambers

Carolyn Chin

Mrs. Bernard Chodorkoff (Joan)

Mary L. Courim

Phyllis Dahlia

Charles Diamond

Mary Sue Donohue

Elsa Duarte

Michael & Linda Duggan

Frederick Emery

Albert & Savina Epstein

Kathleen Flammia, Esq.

Lily Knutsen Freeman

Steve & Peggy Rae Fried

Darlene B. Harris

Anne E. Helliwell

Ms. Arnett Hepburn

Anita Hyman

Florence Keesely

Mr. & Mrs. John Kirkpatrick

Dr. Neta Kolasa

Marjorie Korach

Donna Korora

Arlene Kubeja

Dr. Nathan Lessin & Theadora Waltch

Richard Levine

Alfred Allan Lewis

Suzanne McClanahan

Phyllis A. McKallip

Celestina Marie Mannino

Elliott Paul Norkin

Barbara Nunn

Eva Obarzanek & Morton Nashman

Frank & Adeline Pannizzo

Lynne Pariser

Harry Peterson

Lily Pettyjohn

Milton Prigoff

David Proskow

Judith Reinach

Nancy Reynolds

Roland W. Roberts

Mrs. Robert Rodi

Audrey Ross

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Ross

Rhoda Rubin

Alice J. Rutten

Orlando Saavedra

Dr. Mary Lou Schimel

Evelyn R. Schwartz

Sally Scrimageour

Mrs. Henry O. Shaw

Mark Shaw

Frank J. Skinner

Jacqueline Smith

Dr. Arthur Sokoloff

Dorothy St. Jean

Stanley Sterbenz

Lysbeth H. Toro

Gale Goldstein Tucker

Roberta Hope Waller

Rev. Marta S. Weeks-Wulf

Robert J. and Carol Weissman

Julia A. Wingard

Lou & May Jean Wolff

Jack R. Wood

For further information and assistance with giving opportunities please contact our Development Department at 1-877-272-7867 or email