Be a part of public television's future by including a gift to PBS Hawaii in your estate plans.

Several longtime station supporters have decided to honor the legacy of public television and be a part of its future by including a gift to PBS Hawaii in their estate plans. Their generosity helps sustain our independence as a locally owned station. As the media landscape expands to include a variety of formats, PBS Hawaii remains committed to connecting and engaging local communities in thoughtful public discourse through Insights on PBS Hawaii, nourish their appreciation for culture and the arts on Na Mele and Great Performances, preserve the lessons of history through American Experience and shape Hawaii's future with our statewide student news network, HIKI NŌ.

Support the present and the future of public television in our community by making a planned gift:

What to Give


How to Give

Stocks and Bonds

Gifts of appreciated securities may help you avoid the capial gains tax while giving you a charitable income tax deduction.

Retirement Assets

50% - 60% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your passing. As a 501c3 nonprofit, PBS Hawaii will not be taxed on gifts from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension, or other tax deferred plan.

Real Estate

An outright gift of real estate may help you avoid the capital gains tax while giving you a charitable income tax deduction.


Make an immediate impact on our mission and receive a charitable income tax deduction by making a contribution today!



A charitable bequest made in your will or trust is one of the easiest ways you can make a lasting impact on our beloved island home through PBS Hawaii. A bequest can be made as a gift of a percentage of your real estate, a specific dollar amount or asset, or from the balance or residue of your estate. Contact PBS Hawaii for sample testamentary language.

IRA Rollover

Congress passed legislation to extend the IRA Charitable Rollover for 2013. The law allows individuals who are 70 ½ years or older to make a qualified charitable distribution up to $100,000 each year.








For more information on these options, please contact Ben Nishimoto, Vice President of Advancement, at 808-973-0292 or

PBS Hawaii would like to assist you the best we can. However, we are not tax experts. For expert advice, please consult your accountant, lawyer, or tax professional.

Planned Giving

The Legacy Society offers a practical way to make a lasting contribution to PBS Hawaii. If you would like to play a leading role in helping to guarantee continued excellence in television programming and services please contact us by e-mail at or call (808) 973-1370.