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Ways to Give

Sustainers

Sustaining membership is where commitment meets convenience. Different from a traditional annual donation, this monthly giving option makes ongoing support for KET easy, accessible, and more affordable. Monthly gifts of $5 or more continue until you contact KET to make a change. This way your Membership and benefits are always active, so you no longer need to remember when to renew and for how much. Your membership does not expire, so frequent renewal notices are eliminated, meaning every dollar you donate goes further at KET. And it is easier on your budget because your support is spread throughout the year. Monthly payments are possible on credit card, but electronic fund transfers from your checking account (EFT) are preferred to avoid account expirations.

We hope you enjoy the continuous delivery of KET’s monthly program guide Visions, plus other benefits. Or you can change your gift at any time by contacting our KET Membership team at membership@ket.org or 1-800-866-0366.

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Legacy Circle/Planned Giving

Including KET in your estate plans is a meaningful way to expand your impact and leave a legacy with KET. After providing for your loved ones, designating a gift to KET will secure funding and support for decades to come, ensuring the programs you love remain available.

KET works with several independent advisors who can assist with your will, bequest, annuity, retirement asset, life income gift, or other estate options. Planned gifts are invested for annual distributions of interest income. These distributions may be unrestricted or designated to one of KET’s 4 endowed funds or the invested in KET’s PBS program fund. Learn more about KET’s endowment opportunities.

Those who include KET in their estate plans join “The Legacy Circle”. Legacy Circle benefits include:

  • On-air recognition
  • Lifetime subscription to VISIONS, KET’s member magazine
  • Annual printed recognition in VISIONS
  • Invitations to special KET events

Planned gifts are a lasting monument to your trust in KET and its mission. If you have already included KET in your estate plans, please let us know so you may join the legacy circle and receive the benefits of your commitment to KET. For more information, please contact: Kacie Miller, Director of Philanthropy, at 1-859-258-7206 | kmiller@ket.org .

For more information, please contact:

Elena Ferrero
Manager, Philanthropy Services
859-258-7228
eferrero@ket.org

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Vehicle Donation

Support KET by donating your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or RV, essentially turning something you don’t need into something you want — quality programs on KET. KET picks up the vehicle, at no cost, and once it has been sold at auction, the sale proceeds are donated to KET in your name. You will also receive a one-year membership to KET.

Or call (toll free) 1-855-710-0538.

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Gifts of Stock

Transferring stocks to KET directly are an efficient way to make your charitable contribution. Ask your account supervisor or broker to direct a gift of stock to:

The Commonwealth Fund for KET

Account: #375-108652-536
DTC #0015
c/o Christy Brown
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
444 E. Main Street, Suite 111
Lexington, KY 40507

To assist KET in processing your gift, please contact KET to let us know that a stock transfer has been requested and the estimated amount of the gift. For more information, questions, or assistance in making a gifts of stock, securities or other investments, please contact Kacie Miller at 1-859-258-7206 or kmiller@ket.org.

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Qualified IRA Distributions

If you are over 70 ½ years of age, and have an IRA, you may transfer your required minimum distributions (RMD) and gift it directly to KET. Your qualified charitable distributions can satisfy all or part the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA, and help you avoid unwanted increases to your income tax.

To make a qualified charitable distribution, please notify your plan administrator of your desire to make a gift directly from your IRA to Kentucky Educational Television (EIN 61-1285473). Checks can be sent to the following address:

Commonwealth Fund for KET
Attn: Kacie Miller
560 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502

To ensure your gift is processed in a timely manner, it’s important that we know your IRA gift is on the way. Please notify Kacie Miller at 859-258-7206 or by email at kmiller@ket.org.  

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Special Gifts/Grants

Join others who have invested in KET’s noble purpose. KET welcomes you as a visionary, a pioneer of tomorrow, and a partner in setting the standard for television that will enrich, shape, and uplift our communities.

To inquire about funding a specific project or restricted grant, please contact Kacie Miller at 859-258-7206 or kmiller@ket.org. We look forward to working together to make KET’s impact even stronger.

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Memorial and Tribute Gifts

KET is humbled that you want to honor or remember someone special in such a meaningful way. KET will send you an acknowledgment for your tax-deductible donation and also inform the person or family of your thoughtfulness. Thank you for choosing KET for your kind tribute and for supporting the programming and educational services of KET.

To make a gift, please provide the following information:

  • Whether this gift is in honor or memory of someone special, and their name
  • Contact information for the person you are honoring, or family member for a memorial
  • Your name, address, phone number and gift amount

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Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees, retirees and/or spouses to contribute to charitable organizations? Most companies who offer these programs match dollar for dollar, and many will even double or triple the impact of your contribution.

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant information provided by
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Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of KET. Each year, some 1,000 friends share their time, talents, and inspiration to help make KET stronger. During on-air pledge drives, individuals or groups from various businesses, schools, community/civic organizations, churches, colleges, or individuals answer donor calls while experiencing the magic of live television. KET presents some 20 events a year statewide, all in need of volunteer support.

KET presents some 20 events a year statewide, all in need of volunteer support. Volunteers are welcome on committees (logistics, silent auction, or sponsorship) for annual events in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky.”

Call Bobbie Owen at 1-859-258-7221 or bowen@ket.org to find out how your team can help support KET.

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In-Kind Donations

The KET family includes businesses and restaurants who make tax-deductible, in-kind gifts of food, auction items, event rentals and decorations, printing, building maintenance, office supplies, and more — all of which contribute to the treasure of KET. In return for your donation, you will receive print, web, and on-air recognition, and your generosity enables KET to pass the savings on to those we service.

For more information, contact Bobbie Owen at bowen@ket.org or 1-859-258-7221.

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AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is an easy way to support KET every time you shop – at no cost to you! Simply start at smile.amazon.com/ch/61-0722558 or turn AmazonSmile ON in your Amazon Shopping app and follow the prompts to select Kentucky Educational Television Foundation Inc. as your preferred charitable organization. Then complete your shopping as usual, and AmazonSmile will donate .05% of eligible purchases to KET!


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