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Take charge of your estate.

PBS Reno and the Community Foundation of  Northern Nevada along with nonprofit sponsors present a series of free, in-depth workshops on estate planning. Learn how to take charge of your own estate.

2021 Free Spring Online Series will be offered via Zoom.
Wednesdays, March 17 to May 5, 2021
10:30 am-noon or 1:30 pm – 3pm

To register or for details.
Call the Community Foundation 775-333-5499 or
email Jamie Klund to register and receive Zoom Link.


Listen to an interview with Chris Askin by David Stipech, General Manager of KUNR about the Family Estate Planning Series.

 week 1 Quiz and Planning Guide Kurt Mische, Facilitator
week 2 Fundamentals of Estate Planning  Steve Tackes
week 3 Wills Probate and Trusts Kevin Walsh
week 4 Responsibilities of Fiduciaries, Executors, and Successor Trustees Mark Dreschler
week 5 Benefits of Trusts Jason Morris
week 6 Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives, DNRs, and Ethical Wills Ryan J. Earl
week 7 Estate Planning for Digital Assets
Customizing Your Planned Giving
 Luke Welmerink
Chris Askin
week 8 Long-Term Care Planning,
Wills Planning Guide (Download) print version is available only in the Family Estate Planning Series Binder.
 John Smith
Kurt Mische

Download your copy of the Wills Planning Guide.

Estate decisions require knowledge in many areas: accounting, finance, legal, insurance, taxes, investments, and charitable planning. Experts will help you navigate the topics of advanced health care directives; charitable income & tax planning; being a trustee and executor; and more. The workshops take place over eight consecutive weeks.

Classes are offered to you as a public service. No charity will solicit you for a donation. No financial or insurance products will be sold. Your name will not be given to the speakers. All speakers are volunteers and recognized local experts in their field.

Underwritten by PBS Reno and the Community Foundation, the Free Family Estate Planning Series is provided at no charge through the sponsorship by these nonprofits.