Planned Giving

Planned Giving Opportunities

Planned giving and deferred gifts offer important ways to support Center Stage Opera for the long term. Best of all, it can greatly benefit you through tax savings. Examples of planned giving include bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts.

Estate planning offers a variety of ways to ensure that you can disburse your assets to your loved ones and those you most care about. By taking charge of your arrangements, it can offer you tax savings and the peace of mind knowing that your estate disbursements will be protected according to your wishes.

Although many people think that estate planning is only for the affluent, you might be surprised that many people discover that by evaluating all their assets, they find that their holdings are much more extensive than they realized. Actually, for those with modest estate holdings, it is even more essential to carefully handle your holdings and to make them work for you by prudent planning.

Don’t leave your estate disbursement decisions in the hands of others. Protect yourself by planning ahead and having an estate plan in place. Once you have your basic outline, contact an attorney who specializes in estate planning and probate for professional guidance. Your steps now will benefit your loved ones and the recipients that you care about.

You can help Center Stage Opera and help keep the arts alive through many different components in your estate plan, such as:

A Will
Trusts
A Living Will
Retirement Plans
Deferred Employee Benefits
Life Insurance Policies
Joint Ownership Property
Community Property
A Durable Power of Attorney
Buy-Sell Agreements
Stocks
Other Investments

If you are interested in discussing planned giving for CSO, please contact:

CHRIS LAPIDUS
Director of Planned Giving
clapides@centerstageopera.org

Or call (239) 839-2559