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Sample Bequest Language for Supporters of Alabama Public Television

As you consult your attorney on the selection of appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions regarding Alabama Public Television, be sure the station's correct legal name appears in all final documents:

"Alabama Educational Television Foundation, an Alabama nonprofit corporation, or its successor."

A General Bequest of a stated sum of money may be worded: "I give to Alabama Educational Television Foundation, an Alabama nonprofit corporation, or its successor [insert here the exact dollar amount]."

A Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded: "I give to Alabama Educational Television Foundation, an Alabama nonprofit corporation, or its successor [insert here a description of the particular property]."

A Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded: "I give to Alabama Educational Television Foundation, an Alabama nonprofit corporation, or its successor all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate."

Designation by Program Area
We welcome support of program areas (such as children's educational, current affairs, nature documentaries, etc.) and ask only that designations reflect program areas rather than individual shows. For example, if a bequest stated that funds were to be designated for the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, Alabama Public Television could no longer utilize those funds as the show no longer exists under that name (it is now called The Newshour with Jim Lehrer). In this case, a designation to support current affairs programming would allow the station to continue to create and purchase the kind of programming the donor enjoyed.

A Residuary Bequest with a Program Area Designation may be worded: "I give to Alabama Educational Television Foundation, an Alabama nonprofit corporation, or its successor all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for the support of children's educational programming."

We invite you to discuss confidentially endowment possibilities and programming designations.

Bequests are a key element in providing stability for the future of public television in Alabama. If you name Alabama Public Television in your will, we would appreciate it if you would send a copy of that portion of the will pertaining to Alabama Public Television to:

Planned Giving Office
Alabama Public Television Television
2112 11th Ave South, Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35205

By informing Alabama Public Television of your gift, you help us plan for the station's future.

For further information or if you or your attorney have questions about proper designation of your bequest, please call us at (800) 239-5233.

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