• 10/23/2019

    Listen and Learn: Estate Planning Advice on Public Radio

    By Rachel Chesser, Director of Planned Giving

    NPR logo

    As part of the ETV Endowment’s commemoration of National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2019, we are providing resources to help you work on your personal plans. South Carolina Public Radio and NPR are great sources of information on why you need an estate plan, how you can get started planning and...

  • 10/22/2019

    Lessons Learned from Downton Abbey

    By Rachel Chesser, Director of Planned Giving

    Downton

    Like many of us here at the ETV Endowment, you still may be basking in the glow of this beloved British drama’s return, this time to the big screen. All the delightful things we love about Downton Abbey were present in the new movie – glorious costumes, droll comments, heartwarming—and sometimes...

  • 10/21/2019

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    By Rachel Chesser, Director of Planned Giving

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    It is estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents or untimely death. This costs many families wasted dollars and hours of hardship each year that could be minimized with proper planning...

  • 10/20/2019

    Why You Need a Will and How to Get Started

    By Rachel Chesser, Director of Planned Giving

    Planned Giving

    Have you been intending to make a will, but you are unsure how to get started? Do think you don’t have enough assets to merit making a will? Have you ever wondered “why bother making a will,” especially if you have no heirs? Curious about what life changes might make updates necessary to your...

  • 02/01/2019

    Tidy Up Your Estate Plans

    By Rachel Chesser, Director of Planned Giving

    Tidy Up

    Most of us resolved to get organized in the new year. While it can be extremely satisfying to say goodbye to outdated clothes and other clutter, getting organized can mean more than just cleaning out your closets and garage. Have you planned how your affairs will be handled after you are gone? A...

  • 10/19/2018

    Tax-Wise Strategy

    By Rachel Chesser, Planned Giving Officer

    Tax-Wise Strategy: How to make a meaningful gift that pays you income for life and provides a tax deduction. Is supporting the programs you enjoy on SCETV and SC Public Radio in a meaningful way important to you? If you are at least 70 years old, I would like to introduce you to Charitable Gift...

  • 10/17/2018

    Head to South Carolina Public Radio for Estate Planning Strategies

    By Rachel Chesser, Planned Giving Officer

    SC Business Review

    As part of the ETV Endowment’s commemoration of National Estate Planning Awareness Week, we are providing resources to help you work on your personal plans. SC Public Radio’s own South Carolina Business Review is an excellent resource for a variety of estate planning topics. Here are just a few...

  • 10/15/2018

    Estate Planning: An Easy Way to Get Started

    By Rachel Chesser, Planned Giving Officer

    ducks swimming

    No matter where you are in life, it is wise to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow, by ensuring you and your loved ones are well protected. We understand estate planning is sometimes a daunting process and it is...

  • 08/30/2018

    Even Queens Need Estate Plans

    By Rachel Chesser, Planned Giving Officer

    Paperwork

    Estate planning is not often in the national spotlight, but recently The New York Times broke this news about the Queen of Soul: "Aretha Franklin left no will when she died last week at the age of 76, according to documents filed on Tuesday in a Michigan court, which could result in details of her...

  • 05/24/2018

    You are invited to lunch!

    By Rachel Chesser

    Update: This event will be re-scheduled for the fall. Please join me for lunch on Tuesday, June 12th for the first in a series of free workshops exploring how you can easily incorporate charitable giving into your estate plans. We’ll enjoy lunch together, have a lively discussion with the always-...

  • 10/13/2017

    Are Your Ducks in a Row?

    By Rachel Chesser

    Are Your Ducks in a Row?

    Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow, by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Join the ETV Endowment in planning for the future as we recognize...