Planned Giving

For nearly a half century, Minnesota Public Radio has been an essential companion and public service, enriching minds, nourishing spirits and enhancing the lives of our audiences across the country and around the world.

Be a part of preserving that legacy with a planned gift today! Your planned gift will sustain MPR’s excellence and ensure our quality service and programming for future generations. Donors who make planned gifts become members of the MPR Legacy Society.

Have you included MPR in your estate plans? If so, please let us know.

Learn about creating a Named Endowment

You can establish a permanent named fund to support programming that means the most to you, whether it's MPR News, Classical MPR, The Current, or our national programs. You can even create a fund that supports specific parts of our mission—investigative reporting, science reporting, choral music, music education, or arts and culture programming, for example—forever. Start a conversation with us today about a named endowed fund to ensure MPR's future.

You can make a gift that pays you back

A Charitable Gift Annuity provides you with a fixed income for the rest of your life at rates ranging from about 4% to 9%, depending on your age. Learn more.

An easy way to leave a legacy

Make MPR a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account plan or life insurance policy. Minnesota Public Radio’s Federal Tax ID number is 41-0953924.

Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:
I give _____[the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Minnesota Public Radio, Saint Paul, Minnesota, to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use.

Sample bequest language for a restricted gift:
I give _____[the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Minnesota Public Radio, Saint Paul, Minnesota, to be [used to support _____________] [ to be added to the _____________endowment fund].

Contact us for instructions on making MPR a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution update

Please note that the law permitting special treatment of qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) expired December 31, 2013. We are hopeful that the law will be extended, but for now those provisions are not effective. For information about the law in place in 2012 and 2013, visit

Joseph K. Thiegs, J.D.
Senior Planned Giving Officer
1-800-652-9700 ext. 1583


Paul Odegaard
Planned Giving Officer
1-800-652-9700 ext. 1129