StoryCorps stories create a legacy both of our experience in America and how we honor it. When you choose to include StoryCorps in your estate, you’re creating your own legacy valuing our mission to celebrate the stories of everyday people
Naming StoryCorps as a beneficiary of a will, retirement account, life-insurance policy, or trust is the most frequently utilized planned gift option for members of the Story Society. These generous and enduring gifts enable StoryCorps to plan long-term strategies for our content and initiatives, while also supporting our work to create a culture of listening in America.
Should you chose to include StoryCorps in your estate, below is some sample language you can use:
“I hereby give and bequeath [amount in dollars or percentage amount] to StoryCorps Inc., a New York-based nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, having federal tax identification number 13-3753011, with its headquarters currently located at 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, N.Y., 11217, for its general purposes.”
While planned gifts make a lasting and meaningful contribution to StoryCorps and advance your financial and philanthropic objectives, they also can offer significant tax benefits by substantially reducing capital gains and estate taxes and/or providing immediate income to you or a beneficiary. U.S. taxpayers wishing to support StoryCorps through an estate plan can learn more information about planned giving options by contacting Lara Torsky, Director of Individual Giving, at 646.723.7020 ext. 2105 or [email protected].