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OPT Legacy Circle

Plan for the future and support OPT in a meaningful way.

Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. Ensure that you and your loved ones are well protected and consider making a lasting impact on OPT.

Become a member of OPT’s Legacy Circle and plan for your lasting legacy today.   

What is the Legacy Circle?

The Legacy Circle is made up of people who believe strongly in the power of public television. These individuals seek to ensure the future of public television in the Ozarks beyond their own lifetime by including OPT in their estate plans. These gifts take many forms including wills, charitable gift annuities, trust arrangements, real estate gifts, life insurance policies and more.

Why make a legacy gift?

Local documentaries, diverse programs, thoughtful discourse…all of the things you appreciate about OPT are possible because of the generosity of our supporters. When you include OPT in your estate plans, you are helping ensure that OPT remains a vital part of the Ozarks for generations to come.

Making a charitable gift through your estate plans is a very personal decision. Individuals make this decision for many reasons, from philanthropy to tax benefits. We encourage you to consider your situation, talk to a tax professional and make the right decision for you.

Why join the Legacy Circle?

Each planned gift OPT receives is a humbling reminder that individuals in our community believe deeply in the mission of public radio. Our biggest regret is that we often do not have the opportunity to thank these individuals and share with them the tremendous difference they have made to the station.

While you can, of course, include OPT in your estate plans anonymously, we would love to have the opportunity to thank you personally and recognize your generosity. As a Legacy Circle member, you’ll also receive special station updates and invitations to station events.

How can I join the Legacy Circle?

Joining the Legacy Circle is easy! Simply communicate your intentions to include OPT in your estate plans. You can do that by contacting Lori Street at 417-836-3506 or

How can I include OPT in my estate planning?

OPT operates under the non-profit status of the Missouri State University Foundation. Estate gifts should be made to the Missouri State University Foundation with OPT designated as the recipient.

OPT cannot offer tax or legal advice and we encourage you to consult the appropriate tax and legal professionals to ensure you are making the decision that is best for you. Below we have provided some commonly requested information to help you and your estate advisors.

Missouri State University Foundation
C/0: Ozarks Public Television
Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center
300 South Jefferson, Suite 100
Springfield, MO  65806

Tax ID Number (EIN):  43-1234200

Sample Bequest Language: I give to the Missouri State University Foundation, 300 South Jefferson, Suite 100, Springfield, MO 65806 the sum of $____________ (or percentage of estate), to be designated for distribution to Ozarks Public Television.


Planning a gift to Ozarks Public Television can make a big difference both to OPT and to you and your family. We hope you will explore your options and consider OPT as you think about planned giving. Please call Lori Street at 417-836-3506 or email if you have any questions.

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We hope you will explore your options and consider OPT as you think about planned giving.