Play Your Part in the Rochester Oratorio Society!
The Rochester Oratorio Society invites you to join with us in helping to ensure our continuing legacy of providing audiences with high quality live choral music through the gift of planned giving. By including the Rochester Oratorio Society in your planning and will, you are giving the gift of choral ensemble music to Rochester’s future generations.
A planned or deferred gift, along with the accompanying benefits to you, is arranged during your lifetime, but the benefit to the Rochester Oratorio Society is deferred to a future date. The most common planned gift is a bequest that allows you to make a significant contribution that may not be possible during your lifetime, and also protects your family, loved ones and the organization you care about. Contained in your will or a testamentary trust, a bequest can be an exact dollar amount, a percentage, or all or part of your estate or trust.
You may wish to make a bequest to the Rochester Oratorio Society but don’t know the amount that will be available, or you may want to ensure that estate expenses or other bequests are paid first. In these cases, a residuary bequest is a good solution, providing the Rochester Oratorio Society with a percentage or all of the remainder of your estate after specific bequests, debts, taxes, and estate expenses have been paid.
Further, your bequest may be unrestricted, allowing for the use of the funds as deemed necessary by the officers and directors for the daily operation and program costs associated with the chorus, or restricted per your wishes to the Rochester Oratorio Society’s endowment, a special program or purpose.
Other options for planned giving include…
- Real Estate
- Retirement plans and IRA’s
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Paid-in-full life insurance policies
- Charitable Lead Trust
Imagine the impact a bequest will have on the Rochester Oratorio Society…
- Securing the Resonanz ensemble
- Securing future commissioned works
- Enhance our musical collaborations
- Advance our Classical Idol competition
- Continuance of our outstanding concerts
- Build upon our Choral Scholars and Fellows programs
The benefits to you and your family may include…
- Increased cash flow
- Reduced estate taxes
- Avoidance of capital gains
- Passing on your family values
- Receiving a charitable deduction
- Feeling good about the musical legacy of your gift
- Changing the provision in your will if you wish to change your legacy
- Retaining control over assets now while providing future gifts for the Rochester Oratorio Society
The Rochester Oratorio Society welcomes your planned gifts because they are a wonderful way to strengthen our organization, while providing you, our donor, with options that fit your wealth management plans. We strongly encourage you to discuss your proposed gift with your own independent legal, financial, and tax advisers, as well as your family. We aim to ensure that you receive a full and accurate explanation of all aspects of your proposed charitable gift and its appropriateness to your own objectives and circumstances.
To inform the Rochester Oratorio Society of your gift, or for additional information on planned giving, please contact us at 585-473-2234.