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with a gift from your estate

“Planned giving” refers to gifts that come from your estate creating timeless impact for the organizations you love such as Grand Rapids Ballet.

By making a planned gift, your lasting generosity enables future generations to create and perform new ballets that cultivate the art form and keep dance vital. It ensures that Grand Rapids Ballet continues to recruit the most talent and inspiring dancers for audiences in Grand Rapids and beyond to enjoy.

Your planned gift provides a strong financial base for Grand Rapids Ballet and supports a variety of needs including creating new works, hiring up-and-coming choreographers, awarding financial aid to ballet students and underwriting community outreach and education programs.

Gifts That Are Payable After Death or a Beneficiary Designation

– Paid after your passing
– You specify an amount or a percentage of your estate as a bequest in your will or trust
– You may be able to make a larger gift from your estate as a bequest in your will or trust
– You may be able to make a larger gift from your estate than during your lifetime
– Don’t forget retirement accounts- they are highly taxed if they go to heirs

Gifts That Return Income

– Given during your lifetime
– Portion of the gift receives an immediate tax deduction
– You receive regular payments during your lifetime, a portion of which may be tax free
– Remainder of the gift is available to your designated charity after death

Download our planned giving brochure here

Download your Statement of Intent here

Download your Sample Gift Language here

There are many ways to make a gift to Grand Rapids Ballet. If you have any questions about these giving options or other possibilities, please contact Elizabeth Musil McCarthy at 616.454.4771 x11 or email her today.