Planned Giving

Curious George with Child

Create a Legacy for Future Generations

With member and donor support, WQPT PBS continues to be a regional leader of educational programs and outreach activities for everyone.

This important work has been made possible through the years because of loyal members and supporters like you. You can continue making our region a better place to live, learn and grow by establishing a planned gift to support the future of public television in our community.

We’re here to answer any questions and share more information. Please contact Amanda Bergeson at 309/764-2400 or use our contact form.

Opening Worlds of Possibilities for Future Generations.

Join us in this purposeful work

. . . by exercising one or more of the following giving options that offer tax savings and other financial benefits for you or your loved ones. The most popular ways to give include:

Making a gift to WQPT PBS through your will or living trust.

Naming WQPT PBS as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement plan, or bank account.

Giving real estate to WQPT PBS.

Giving securities that have increased in value to WQPT PBS.

Making a gift that helps ensure your future financial security, such as a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA), and benefits WQPT PBS.

We can help

We know you have a lot to consider as you determine what options are best for you. We deeply appreciate your taking a moment to explore this site and imagine the impact your gift will have on future generations. Together, we can ensure that all regional residents, no matter where they live or what their economic status, will continue to have access to the high-quality programs they’ve come to love.

We’re here to answer any questions and share more information. Please contact Amanda Bergeson, Assistant Director of Development, at 309/794-2400 (ext 65023), at or use our contact form.


We serve and reflect the needs of the region.

Since 1983, WQPT PBS has walked with regional residents through joys and sorrows, triumphs and challenges, in good times and more difficult ones. As much as things have changed, one thing remains consistent—public media is a shared experience.

So, no matter whether you grew up in Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, were mesmerized by Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting, are enthralled with the latest offerings from Masterpiece or are better able to make sense of the world through the PBS NewsHour or the films of FRONTLINE and Ken Burns, we are grateful to be a part of your life.


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