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Bequests/Planned Giving:

WGUC has been a treasured part of the Cincinnati community for more than half a century because listeners like you have supported it. Supporting WGUC with a bequest in your will, as a beneficiary of your estate plans or through a number of planned giving vehicle options is a wonderful tribute to your own relationship with classical public radio and Cincinnati.

The Ransohoff Society recognizes supporters of 90.9 WGUC who have created a provision in their estate plans or established a planned gift to benefit the station and have informed 90.9 WGUC of this generous intent. Ransohoff Society members provide long-term financial stability to WGUC.

Your legacy can be tailored to your overall estate plans, and may include*, but is not limited to:

  • A bequest in your will or trust
  • An insurance policy with the station  as beneficiary or policy owner
  • A charitable gift annuity
  • A charitable remainder trust
  • An individual retirement account
  • Gifts of personal property or securities

*Gifts to WGUC are subject to the station's gift acceptance polices.

Through your plans, you have the opportunity to:

  • Endow or support your favorite program
  • Provide for critical station needs and equipment
  • Complete lifetime pledges through your estate plans
  • Provide a tribute to family and/or friends through honorary and memorial giving
  • Endow your annual support in perpetuity through an estate gift

Ransohoff Society members are recognized and thanked through on-air testimonials, with private invitations to special events and receptions with featured guests, and within on-line & print publications.

General Information:

  • Legal Name: Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc. (dba WGUC; WVXU; WMUB)
  • Tax I.D. Number: # 31-1410636
  • Incorporated In: Cincinnati, OH
  • Mailing Address:  1223 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

    WGUC Contact:
    Conrad Thiede, Director of Major & Planned Gifts, 513.419.7116, cthiede@cinradio.org

    Sample Bequest Wording for Cincinnati Public Radio:


    For General Use
    I give and bequeath to Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc., an Ohio corporation not-for-profit, of Cincinnati, Ohio, the sum of $_____ or _____ percent of my estate or (personal property or securities) to be used by it in fulfillment of its mission as its Board of Directors shall determine.
    For Specific Station Support
    I give and bequeath to Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc., an Ohio corporation not-for-profit, of Cincinnati, Ohio, the sum of $_____ or _____ percent of my estate or (personal property or securities) to be directed to (90.9 WGUC or 91.7 WVXU) and used by it in fulfillment of its mission as its Board of Directors shall determine.
    To Support, Establish or Fulfill an Endowment or Program
    I give and bequeath to Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc., an Ohio corporation not-for-profit, of Cincinnati, Ohio, the sum of $_____ or _____ percent of my estate or (personal property or securities) to be (held by it as endowment for or directed to support)  ________(state purpose).

Residue of Estate
All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, real and personal, I give, devise and bequeath to Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc., an Ohio corporation not-for-profit, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to be used by it in fulfillment of its mission as its Board of Directors shall determine. 
(Note: You may direct residue/remainder to support either 90.9 WGUC or 91.7 WVXU)
Cincinnati Public Radio is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.

Gifts to Cincinnati Public Radio and 90.9 WGUC are deductible for estate tax purposes.

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