Monroe has changed quite a bit since KEDM Public Radio first went on the air in 1991. A small, struggling operation has become an indispensable part of thousands of lives in northeast Louisiana. Hundreds of people just like you tell us they could not imagine their day without the news, classical music and jazz provided by KEDM.
Regular contributions from listeners support the station's basic needs and day-to-day operations. But the future of in-depth news, classical, and music of the Delta on KEDM depends more and more on special gifts from listeners who want to ensure the strength of public radio for years to come.
Leaving a Legacy
The Monroe area is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. You care about our community and wonder what impact you can have on its future. A valuable way you can do great things for northeast Louisiana and express your commitment to public radio is to include KEDM in your will. Leaving a legacy is a way to make a lasting contribution to both public radio and the community, without affecting your current financial security and freedom.
Your thoughtful plans to include KEDM in your estate plans means that your influence will be felt for generations all across northeast Louisiana. With your gift, in-depth news will continue to inform, and classical and Delta music will continue to flourish.
Help Sustain the Mission
For more than twenty-five years, 90.3 KEDM has provided quality programs that educate, inspire, and entertain. Our goal is to perpetuate this tradition of quality broadcasting for you, our listeners, and for future generations.
To step beyond our on-air drives and create alternative, more permanent sources of funding, the legacy of our mission begins and ends with you... KEDM donors.
Create your own legacy of giving by including KEDM in your will, trust, or general estate plans.
For More Information
Whatever your plans may be, we encourage you to call or write for more information, without obligation. Please contact our General Manager at:
If you have included a bequest for KEDM in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.
KEDM Public Radio and the University of Louisiana at Monroe are not engaged in rendering legal or tax advice. For advice and assistance in specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained. State laws govern wills, trusts and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.
Types of Legacy Gifts and Bequests
There are several methods of making a Legacy Gift to KEDM. Below are some descriptions of gifts that you may choose to utilize in your estate planning.
General Bequests are legacies left to certain people or organizations that come from the general value of the estate. They are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of the donor's estate to the organization of choice.
General bequest language:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to KEDM Public Radio as administered by The University of Louisiana at Monroe Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209, Federal Tax ID #__________ the sum of $________(or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of KEDM Public Radio and its general purposes."
Specific bequests are made when a particular item or property is bequeathed for a designated purpose. (i.e., instruments bequeathed to the local school district for use in music education; dollar funds to be used in the operation of a school or church.)
Specific bequest language:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to KEDM Public Radio the sum of $_______ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of KEDM Public Radio as administered by The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA, 71209, Federal Tax ID #___________ to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose). If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of KEDM Public Radio it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose."
Residuary Bequests are made when you intend to leave all or a portion of the residual portion of your assets after other terms of your estate plan have been satisfied.
I hereby give, devise and bequesty ___ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to KEDM Public radio, as administered by The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA, 71209, Federal Tax ID#________, for KEDM's general use and purpose.
Residuary bequest language:
"All [or a specified percentage of] the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to KEDM Public Radio as administered by The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209, Federal Tax ID #_________,for the general purposes of KEDM."
If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure that your bequest will be used for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give and meet your charitable objectives. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your goals.
If you are making a restricted bequest, we recomment that your attorney include the following provision to give KEDM the fliexibilty should it now longer be possible for KEDM to sue your gift as you originally intended:
If, in the judgement of the Management of KEDM Public Radio and the Board of Directors of The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation, it shall become impossible for KEDM to use this bequest to accomplish the specific purposes of this bequest, KEDM may use the income and principal of this gift for such purpose or purposes as the Management and Board determine is most closely related to the restricted purpose of my bequest.
Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a request to KEDM or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a request to us.