Leave A Legacy

Leave a Legacy

Over the years your life has been enriched by KUAF, and you've acknowledged this fact with your ongoing support--support that has enabled KUAF to sustain excellent programming, keep technology up to date, and build a financial safety net.


Planned giving with KUAF offers you a chance to leave a proud legacy while helping to ensure that KUAF will be around long into the future. Planned giving is a win-win situation, benefiting both the giver and the receiver, and it provides a way to ensure that your wishes are carried out far into the future. The most popular type of planned gift is a bequest, but there are many other options, including gifts that can minimize or eliminate federal estate and gift taxes, and preserve or even enhance your financial well-being.

Depending on the arrangements you choose, you can:

  • Reduce your income taxes
  • Avoid capital-gains tax
  • Increase your spendable income
  • Retain payments for life
  • Achieve worry-free asset management


KUAF is the public radio station licensed to the University of Arkansas. In collaboration with the professionals in the University's Planned Giving Office. KUAF will assist you in drawing up your gift agreement so that your wishes are fulfilled.

Making a bequest? Please fill out this Record of Estate Intention, and let us know about your gift. We will be glad to answer questions, review your circumstances, and offer suggestions confidentially. Please contact:

Leigh Wood/KUAF Director of Major Gifts and Membership
9 S. School Avenue
Fayetteville, AR  72701

Legacy Giving

Miriam Ella Alford left a great legacy of open-hearted alliance with many good and abiding things. And, she included KUAF Public Radio as one of those good and abiding things. It is a gift that will always be remembered and appreciated.

Miriam cared deeply about things beneficial to the earth and the life upon it. She was a great supporter of environmental education and conservation. In addition to her generous legacy gift to KUAF, Ella donated 3,200 acres of the 4,400 acre Alford Forest in northern Ozark County, MO, to the Ozark Regional Land Trust, and put the remainder in conservation easements for permanent protection with ORLT. Miriam was a major benefactor for other environmental causes as well.

KUAF pays tribute to Miriam Ella Alford.

Mary Parsons was a long-time friend and member of KUAF, and a devoted volunteer for KUAF's public affairs programming. After Mary's passing, her KUAF family remembers her fondly--for her brightness and charm and dedication to KUAF. But Mary left KUAF more than fond memories and a lifetime of support, she also left a legacy. And, that legacy is a result of her generous bequest to KUAF. A portion of Mary's gift has helped KUAF establish an endowment for an annual scholarship to a deserving journalism student at the University of Arkansas. The remainder of Mary's gift has helped KUAF build two high definition digital radio stations.

Late in her life, Mary's labor of love was the station-sponsored KUAF Writing Project, which involved hundreds of area students in 1st through 12th grades in writing. She served as lead volunteer during the program's six-year run. Mary took pride in awarding the students prizes and recognizing them for their participation in the writing contest. She read all the short story and poetry entries, organized them by grade, and distributed them to judges. Because of Mary, this was one of the most successful outreach projects KUAF has ever undertaken.

An intrepid traveler for much of her life, one of Mary's last trips was with KUAF to Salzburg, Vienna and Prague in 2000 for the Mozart's Musical Cities tour.  The legacy Mary created, both in life and in death, lives on at KUAF.