Your generosity is an essential ingredient to the success of KBTC both now and in the years to come. Charitable gifts are one of the most important and fulfilling ways you can help shape the world around you. And leaving a legacy to public television can help ensure that all the programs you watch will remain to be seen by a new generation.
For more information about including KBTC in your will or estate, please contact:
Manager of Individual Giving
Communications and civic service were lifelong passions of Richard and Beverly Bendicksen. The two met while working at Pacific Northwest Bell and continued their work in the communications field long after their years at the phone company. As a proud WWII veteran, Richard was able to support the next generation of military personnel as a distinguished participant in the MARS program, relaying calls from service men in Vietnam to their families back home. He was an expert at Morse Code and a passionate HAM radio operator, connecting and making friends with people all over the world. Both Richard and Beverly dedicated much of their retirement to preserving vintage communications equipment and memorabilia at the Museum of Communications in Seattle.
The two also enjoyed public television, partly because of Beverly’s English heritage. Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery were among their favorites and they often taped them to watch again and again. Just as Richard and Beverly gave back to the community during their lives, they also ensured that the programs they enjoyed on KBTC will be around for their friends and family by generously remembering KBTC in their estate.