Major Giving

Whether it's bringing you the award-winning programs you and your family treasure, engaging and educating Southern Arizona through events and outreach, or teaching the journalists, producers, and media personalities of tomorrow through our partnership with the University of Arizona, all that we do is made possible through the support of our community and generous donors like you.

With your planned gift—large or small—you can be part of the future of AZPM.


Ways of Giving

There are a number of ways to give! We can work with you personally to help you explore your options so you can find the best way to ensure your gift has the biggest possible impact. Your gift can also entitle you to generous tax benefits, estate advantages, and may also qualify you to become a member of AZPM's privileged Leadership Society.

Here are some of the ways you can give:

  • Bequests and Estate Giving - Many of our donors find this the easiest way to make a planned gift. You can bequest a specific dollar amount or asset, or bequest a residue of your estate.

  • Retirement Accounts - Through IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) retirement accounts, you can make a significant gift to AZPM that has no cost to you during your lifetime. These types of gifts are 100% tax-free, so your money will go a long way to sustaining the future of public broadcasting in Southern Arizona.

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  • Gifts of Stock - Gifts of appreciated securities can provide special tax advantages including a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift and avoidance of capital gains taxes.

  • Gift Annuities - This can be a great option for donors who have investments such as bonds or stocks. By making an immediate-payment gift annuity, you can significantly increase your own income.

  • Deferred Gift Annuities - This type of gift annuity is good for younger donors or people who have not yet reached retirement age.

  • Charity Remainder Annuity Trusts - A special type of managed charitable trust that pays you and/or your beneficiaries a fixed annuity income for life or a set term of years, after which AZPM will receive the remainder. You can fund this type of trust through cash, real estate, or appreciated stock.

  • Charity Remainder Unitrusts - A similar type of managed charitable trust, but in this case, a percentage of the trust principle is paid to you and/or your beneficiaries for life or a maximum of 20 years, after which AZPM will receive the remainder.

  • Charitable Lead Trust - If you have children you wish to provide an inheritance to while also making a significant charitable gift to AZPM through your estate, this option can help you achieve both goals.


What Can You Give?

The easiest and most common way to give to AZPM is through a gift of cash, usually made by check. This type of gift is tax deductible. However, there are many assets that can be gifted to AZPM. Here are a few options: Cash, Real Estate or Other Property, Appreciated Securities, Retirement Plan Assets, Vehicles, and Life Insurance.

Our development staff would be happy to work with you and your professional advisors to determine your best options. Please contact us by phone at 520-621-3808 or by email.

Be Part of AZPM's Leadership Society

While more than 27,000 families currently support AZPM with vital general membership contributions, only a select group of members are part of AZPM's Leadership Society.

Make public broadcasting part of your estate planningLeadership Society members can receive access to personal tours through AZPM's facilities

Donors whose annual gifts total $1,000 or more are members of the AZPM Leadership Society. These members provide the foundation of all AZPM programming and original production. Their support also provides the financial wherewithal to invest in technologies to provide programs and services to everyone in Southern Arizona, regardless of their ability to pay. The Leadership Society is our way of recognizing major contributors who help keep the vision of public media in Southern Arizona strong.

The Leadership Society is divided into unique tiers which provide special benefits and privileges to their members.

CEO's Circle - Annual investment of $25,000 and above
  • UA President's Club recognition
  • Individualized TV on-air acknowledgement as a member of the CEO's Circle
  • Invitation to annual VIP reception to honor AZPM Emmy® winners and nominees
  • Opportunities to meet AZPM officers, on-air personalities and visiting PBS & NPR national talent
  • A DVD of all-new AZPM local productions and, upon request, access to the library of past AZPM titles
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour conducted by CEO and Board Chair
  • Opportunity to view a live broadcast or program recording from the television studio control room
Producer's Circle - Annual investment of $10,000 - $24,999
  • UA President's Club recognition
  • Inclusion in Producer's Circle TV on-air acknowledgement
  • Invitation to annual VIP reception to honor AZPM Emmy® winners and nominees
  • Opportunities to meet AZPM officers, on-air personalities and visiting PBS & NPR national talent
  • A DVD of all-new AZPM local productions and, upon request, access to the library of past AZPM titles
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour conducted by AZPM Executive Staff Member and Board Officer
Director's Circle - Annual investment of $5,000 - $9,999
  • UA President's Club recognition
  • Invitation to annual VIP reception to honor AZPM Emmy® winners and nominees
  • Opportunities to meet AZPM officers, on-air personalities and visiting PBS & NPR national talent
  • A DVD of all-new AZPM local productions
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour conducted by AZPM Leadership Staff Member and Board Member
Editor's Circle - Annual investment of $2,500 - $4,999
  • UA President's Club recognition
  • Opportunities to meet AZPM officers, on-air personalities and visiting PBS & NPR national talent
  • A DVD of all-new AZPM local productions
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour conducted by AZPM Leadership Staff Member and/or Board Member
Studio Circle - Annual investment of $1,000 - $2,499
  • Opportunities to meet AZPM officers, on-air personalities and visiting PBS & NPR national talent
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour conducted by AZPM Staff and/or Board Member
Legacy Circle - Planned Gift
  • Membership in the Old Main Society through the University of Arizona Foundation
  • TV on-air acknowledgement as a member of the Legacy Circle
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour of AZPM facilities conducted by CEO and Board Chair
  • A DVD of all new AZPM local productions

What Does Your Support Do?

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The support of our members and donors like you is crucial to the continued success of Arizona Public Media. Without it, we could not acquire or broadcast our programming, provide unbiased and in-depth news coverage, inspire our community through our rich calendar of free events, offer internships and hands-on training opportunities to students, or maintain any of the vital services we provide to Southern Arizonans.

At AZPM, our mission is clear: to educate, inform, inspire, and connect our community, by bringing people and ideas together. But we cannot do it without your partnership. You give because you believe, as we do, in providing high-quality programming that fills the soul and challenges the mind.

Please contact us today to learn more about giving to AZPM. We are available by phone at 520-621-3808 or by email. We look forward to speaking with you!


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Enrique Aldana

Enrique Aldana
Director of Development

Sabrina Lobato-Gonzales

Sabrina Lobato-Gonzales
Associate Director of Development

Scott Vaughan

Scott Vaughan
Associate Director of Development

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