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Ways to Give


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 or 1-800-866-0366.

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Legacy Circle/Planned Giving

The Legacy Circle honors donors who remember KET in their estate plans in the most personal and transformational way. After providing for your loved ones, gift planning offers a means to benefit KET in perpetuity while also returning income to the donor or reducing estate/tax obligations after death. KET works with several independent advisors who can assist you with your bequest, annuity, retirement asset, life income gift, or other estate options. Planned gifts are invested for annual distributions of interest income and can be unrestricted or designated to endowed funds in arts, local productions, public affairs, and education. Legacy Circle benefits include on-air recognition (if desired) that honors your ultimate gift and inspires others. May your remembrance serve as a lasting monument to your trust in and service to KET.

For more information, please contact:

Elena Ferrero
Manager, Philanthropy Services

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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

For information, questions, or assistance in making a gift of stock, contact Elena Ferrero at 1-859-258-7228 or

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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 designate a gift or grant for a specific project or interest, contact Elena Ferrero at 1-859-258-7228 or

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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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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 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 or 1-859-258-7221.

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AmazonSmile is an easy way to support KET every time you shop – at no cost to you! Simply start at 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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