Making a planned gift to Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus is an excellent way to ensure that your love of music education and choral singing continues to have a lasting impact in our community for many years to come. With your gift, Anima will be able to teach young musicians for decades to come thus enabling Anima to provide high-quality repertoire and commission new works, provide scholarship to students in need, bring exception music to the community, and most importantly change young lives. Planned gifts allow Anima to continue our mission and vision, plan for our future, expand programs where necessary and more.
By naming Anima in your estate plans, you become a valued member of our Legacy Society. This special group includes donors who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to Anima’s future by including us in their estate plan. Members of the Legacy Society receive special recognition and invitations throughout the year. If you have already included us in your estate plan or plan to, we encourage you to let us know so that we may honor you as a member of our Legacy Society.
What Is Charitable Planned Giving?
Planned Giving refers to the process of making a charitable gift of your assets to one or more not for profit organizations. It is a gift that requires consideration, thoughtful planning and is part of the donor’s overall financial and estate plan. Gifts can be made during a donor’s lifetime or at death.
Planned Giving enables philanthropic individuals or donors to support causes they believe in. While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize impact on the donor’s estate.
Whether a donor uses cash, appreciated securities, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both the donor and to Anima.
What Is Next?
To make a gift and to ensure proper planning, we ask that you work closely with your attorney or financial planner to create the best possible gift for you and your family. For additional information on Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus or to inform us of your estate planning intentions please email Anima’s Artistic Director Charles Sundquist.