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8625 Indiana Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
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Planned Giving

By including Lakeshore Public Media in your charitable plans, you’ll leave a lasting legacy that will help to enrich the lives of your family, friends, and neighbors for years to come. You will continue to make Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland a better place to live, learn and grow by establishing a planned gift to support the future of public broadcasting in our community.

Please consult your financial adviser to include Lakeshore Public Media in your financial planning. We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans. Gifts left to Lakeshore Public Media will be designated to our general operating budget, but you can specify if you’d like your contribution to go towards Lakeshore PBS or Lakeshore Public Radio directly.

If you need more information or would like us to recommend an attorney who can assist you, please get in touch with us at

PlannedGiving@lakeshorepublicmedia.org or call
(219) 756-5656 and ask for our Development department.

You will find our legal name and identification number below for tax purposes.
(provided below)

Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc. dba Lakeshore Public Media
8625 Indiana Place, Merrillville, IN 46410
Federal Tax ID#: 31-09601

Ways To Give

Wills and Trusts (Download)
Naming Lakeshore Public Media as a beneficiary in your will or living trust can be done at any time.  No matter the form or the size, a gift in your will or living trust can help ensure public television remains a vital resource for our community for many generations.

Beneficiary Designation (Download)
Naming Lakeshore Public Media as a beneficiary of your financial accounts, retirement assets, or life insurance is an effective and efficient way to support the future of public television in our community. Making a gift through a beneficiary designation is a simple process.

Publicly Traded Stock (Download)
Your gift of publicly traded stock can help you and Lakeshore Public Media yield high returns for education, the arts, and culture in our community. Your gift of stock can also provide attractive tax savings. We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

IRA Rollover (Download)
Making a gift from your IRA to Lakeshore Public Media is a tax-wise way to enrich the lives of your family, friends, and neighbors. If you are 70 1⁄2 and older, you can make a “qualified charitable distribution” directly from your IRA. A gift made from your IRA will never count as income but will always make a difference!

Life Insurance (Download)
By giving outright and complete ownership of a partially or fully paid-up life insurance policy, you can claim an immediate tax deduction. Another easy option for providing life insurance is to name Lakeshore Public Media as a primary or contingent beneficiary of your new or existing policy.

Retirement Assets (Download)
Retirement plans and accounts are often subject to both income and estate taxes when children or others are named as beneficiaries. By naming Lakeshore Public Media as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) and/or 403(b), every dollar will be used for a charitable purpose and shielded from income or estate taxes.