Commercial Annuities

A Smart Gift to Leave to WAMU 88.5, American University Radio

Like retirement plan assets, commercial annuities provide for tax-deferred growth while the owner is living. Because distributions from commercial annuities are subject to income taxes, they are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. Due to our tax-exempt status, WAMU 88.5, American University Radio can receive your commercial annuity completely tax-free. The best way to give a commercial annuity in support of our work after your lifetime is to name us as beneficiary.

Making this gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary form with your bank or insurance company. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn’t survive you.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Eliza Saunders at 202-885-8904 or esaunders@wamu.org for additional information on commercial annuities.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include WAMU 88.5 in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: WAMU 88.5, American University Radio
Address: 4401 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Federal tax ID number: 53-0196549

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