June 12, 2018

How Can I Leave a Legacy?

A Planned Giving Workshop

The ETV Endowment invites you to a free workshop exploring the various options available to you for estate planning or even updating your current arrangements. Elise Bidwell, CFP, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and a SCETV Commissioner, will discuss simple strategies for making the most of your assets, be they complicated or modest, to help reach your philanthropic goals and will answer any questions you have. Elise will also share tips for tax-smart charitable giving that you can implement immediately.

We will share information about the Endowment’s Legacy Society and the tremendous impact our members have on programming in South Carolina. After the workshop, you are invited take a behind-the-scenes tour of the SCETV and SC Public Radio facilities. You will get a peek at the studios where your favorite local shows, like Walter Edgar’s Journal and Carolina Stories, are produced, and you will likely meet a few public media characters along the way. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Rachel Chesser, Planned Giving Officer, by email or at (877) 253-2092.

June 19 - 26, 2018

CRUISING THE MAINE COAST - Down East with Patrick McMillan

Travel with the ETV Endowment

We are pleased to announce our 6th trip with Patrick McMillan, Ph.D., naturalist, Clemson University professor and host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.  Patrick will guide ETV Endowment members on an unforgettable tour of Maine June 19-26, 2018.  We will travel the Golden Road, enjoy a Kennebec River float trip and experience the beauty and fascinating plants on an Orono Bog walk.  We’ll travel into Acadia National Park and the Scoodic Peninsula, visit the Maine Botanical Gardens, take an Audubon Puffin Cruise and visit the Rachel Carson National Wildlife refuge.  We will end our trip with a visit to the Portland Headlight where the iconic Maine Lighthouse is located.      

  • Trip Details
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:00am

    The price per traveler is $4,269 for a double room and $4,839 for a single room and includes a $750 tax-deductible contribution to the ETV Endowment.  Please see the itinerary and registration form for more details.  Call or email today to reserve your spot with a $350 non-refundable deposit for each traveler.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.  We hope you will decide to join us on this expedition!

    Registration Form

October 11 - 21, 2018

Alpine Adventure

Travel with the ETV Endowment

Join ETV Endowment for a stunning trip to the crystal blue lakes, sparkling glaciers and quaint villages of Switzerland and Austria October 11 - 21, 2018. We will enjoy the expert knowledge and personal charm of Alasdair Clayre, who delighted travelers on our World of Downton Abbey, Belle France, Bonnie Scotland and Italy Bella tours.  

Highlights of this tour include:​

  • Tours of major sites in three beautiful alpine regions of Switzerland and Austria, including guided tours of the cities of Lucerne, Innsbruck and Salzburg and entrance admission to many important sites in those cities, led by expert guides.
  • Cog-railway ride up the slopes of Mount Rigi.
  • Paddleboat steamer from Weggis on Lake Lucerne,
    weather permitting.
  • Boat excursion to Herrenchiemsee Palace on Chiemsee Lake.
  • Excursion to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest on Obersalzberg Mountain.
  • Trip Details
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 21, 2018 (All day)

    The price per traveler is $5,529, ground only, for a double room and includes a $1,000 tax-deductible contribution to the ETV Endowment. Please review the itinerary and registration form for more details. Call or email today to reserve your spot. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are looking forward to another great trip and hope you will choose to travel with us!

January 5 - 13, 2019

Tour of Panama with Patrick McMillan

Travel with the ETV Endowment

We are pleased to announce our 7th trip with Patrick McMillan, Ph.D., naturalist, Clemson University professor and host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan. Patrick will guide ETV Endowment members on an unforgettable tour of Panama January 5 -13, 2019.

Highlights of this tour include:​

  • a Panama City tour
  • a visit to an Embera indigenous village in the Chagres National Park
  • a visit to a sustainable harvesting farm
  • a trip to El Valle de Anton where you will visit an open-air handicrafts market, the Chorro El Macho waterfall, Piedra Pintaga petroglyph and the Orchid Center
  • a cloud forest hike and visit to an organic coffee plantation
  • snorkeling along with beach and forest trail hiking at the Gulf of Chiriqui Marine National Park
  • a choice of Boquete Tree Trek zip lining, Hanging Bridge Trip or Bird Watching and a Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Boat Expedition and Monkey Island Adventure.  
  • Trip Details
    Saturday, January 5, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, January 13, 2019 (All day)

    The price per traveler is $5,559 for a double room and $5,999 for a single room and includes a $750 tax-deductible contribution to the ETV Endowment. Please review the itinerary and registration form for more details. Call or email today to reserve your spot. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.  We hope you will decide to join us on this exciting expedition!

    Registration Form