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Ways to Support Maine Public

Maine Public offers a number of ways to support the programs you love on radio, television and digital. The methods of giving listed below range from near to long term and offer multiple levels of support. Select the giving option that best fits you and contact the Maine Public Development Office.
  • Underwriting on Maine Public has the impact of a traditional media buy with the added benefit of supporting Maine's leading public media organization.
  • There are distinct income tax advantages of giving securities over cash, and the benefits are twofold: you will receive a deduction for the fair market value of the stock (up to 30% of your adjusted gross income), and capital gains taxes do not apply. Charitable gifts of appreciated securities make sense now more than ever.
  • Gifts to Maine Public are vital to the furthering the mission. The Tower Society is a special group of people that have made planned gifts to Maine Public. All planned gifts to Maine Public qualify you to become a Tower Society member, our legacy society.
  • A provision in a will for Maine Public allows for a substantial contribution without diminishing assets during one’s lifetime. Since bequests for Maine Public are deductible from the estate, significant tax savings are possible.
  • Designating Maine as the beneficiary of a retirement account such as 401k, 403(b), IRA and other retirement accounts causes the charitable gift to be deductible for income tax or estate tax purposes.
  • Leave a Legacy with Maine Public.
  • An irrevocable trust may be used to provide the donor or a loved one with a fixed annual income or an income which varies with the value of the trust. A portion of the trust qualifies for an income tax deduction. At the death of the last income beneficiary, the assets in the trust are distributed to Maine Public. This option is great for multiple charitable beneficiaries. It allows for the donor to change the named beneficiaries and change start/stop time frame.
  • You can increase the impact of your donation with a Corporate Matching Gift.
  • Maine Public's Underwriting Policies seek to preserve the unique, non-commercial nature of public broadcasting in Maine. We believe it is critical that, in addition to providing exceptional programming and independent journalistic content, we maintain an environment for airing underwriting announcements that follow established national guidelines from our PBS and NPR partners, and meet all federally-mandated Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations, understanding the essential character of Maine Public’s non-commercial service.