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Planned Giving

For many, a charitable bequest is a unique expression of appreciation for what public broadcasting brings to our lives and our communities. The thoughtfulness of individuals who have made planned gifts to Friends of OETA, Inc. has helped sustain and grow public television programs and services for over 65 years. Through your will or estate plan, you can name Friends of OETA, Inc. as the beneficiary of your estate or a portion of your estate. Your bequest provides an enduring legacy that will live on to uphold the standards of public broadcasting in our state for the benefit of others in the years to come.

Planned Giving Information

Mairead Todd
Director of Development
(405) 841-9215

For all legal purposes, please refer to our organization as:

Friends of OETA
7403 North Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Federal Tax ID: 83-2527901

Your Gift Planning Options

Questions? Please call Mairead Todd, Director of Development, at 405-841-9215; email

We know that OETA isn’t the only thing in your life. After taking care of family and friends there is still much to consider, and we're grateful you may be considering us.

Partnering with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Friends of OETA has partnered with the Oklahoma City Community (OCCF) to help facilitate some of your gift planning options. Gifts may be designated to Friends of OETA and will be used to support the work of OETA.

Make the Most of Your IRA

Although the recently passed CARES ACT has eliminated the Required Minimum Distribution for the 2020 tax year, you still have an opportunity to reduce your taxable income by donating to Friends of OETA directly from your IRA.

To qualify, you just need to be 70½ as of Dec. 31 of the prior calendar year, or have reached age 72 after that date. For more information, please contact Mairead Todd at or 405-841-9215. 

Please ensure your gift is made payable to Friends of OETA (Tax ID: 83-2527901).

Gifts in Your Will or Living Trust

Leave a gift that costs you nothing now. You can take care of your loved ones while also making a lasting impact in protecting thoughtful and thought-provoking media for the benefit of us all. Simply include Friends of OETA in your will or living trust to receive a specific amount or percentage of your assets. Or, name us a contingent beneficiary, so Friends of OETA is included along with your loved ones.

Gifts that Give Back

A charitable gift annuity established with OCCF can provide you with a secure source of income for life. Get in touch with us to request a personalized illustration of how an annuity might work for you.

Gifts of Retirement Assets or Financial Accounts

Help preserve OETA for future generations by signing your name. Simply name Friends of OETA as beneficiary on your retirement account, bank or brokerage account or life insurance policy.

Gifts of Real Estate

An asset you've had for generations can be a gift for generations to come. By donating all or part of your property to the Friends of OETA, you may be able to reduce your capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction—and you may even be able to continue to use or live on the property.

Gifts of Securities

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is quick and simple and may provide you with significant tax benefits.

Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

Making a donation of tangible personal property—artwork, books, collections—can be an excellent way to save on taxes, dispose of property that is expensive to insure or maintain, and support OETA.

For Professional Advisers

We welcome the opportunity to assist you as you create your clients’ philanthropic objectives into well-crafted estate plans. Please feel free to contact us directly for information or assistance on a confidential basis.

Tell Us About Your Gift

If you plan to leave a gift to preserve OETA for future generations—or have already done so—please let us know. We would love the chance to say thank you! Your gift can inspire others to consider a similar gift to the Friends of OETA.