SCPR Legacy Society


KPCC / LAist / Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is an essential public news service, enriching minds and enhancing the lives of Southern Californians. A legacy gift to SCPR can help you match your personal financial goals with your desire to support public service journalism.

For more information contact the Development Office: (626) 583-5303 or



Common ways to make a planned gift to Southern California Public Radio:

Beneficiary designations

A simple and meaningful way to support SCPR’s service is to list the station as a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy. SCPR’s Federal Tax ID number is 95-4765734.

Sample bequest language for an unrestricted will or trust gift:

I give and bequeath to Southern California Public Radio, tax ID # 95-4765734, located at 474 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105, [the sum of $ or %, or description of property] to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, without other restriction as to use.

Gifts that pay you income

SCPR accepts gifts through charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities. These planned giving vehicles can provide you with tax benefits, current income for you or your family, and estate planning advantages. At your request we will prepare an illustration of your potential tax benefits and income.

IRA Charitable Distribution

If you are 70 ½ or older, you may give up to $100,000 a year directly from your IRA to qualified charities without paying income taxes on the qualified charitable distribution (QCD). You can begin using QCDs at 70 ½, but it will not count toward your required minimum distribution until age 72 (for everyone who has not reached age 70 ½ by 12/31/19).


Additional ways to make a planned gift to SCPR



We are happy to visit with you and/or your advisors to discuss these and additional giving options. Please contact the Development Office: (626) 583-5303 or

Thank you for considering a gift to ensure that SCPR’s service informs and connects audiences for future generations!

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