Seattle Chamber Music Society

James Ehnes, Artistic Director

Planned Giving //

A planned gift to Seattle Chamber Music Society helps to ensure the future of extraordinary chamber music in our region, while providing enhanced tax benefits to you.

For more information, contact Executive Director Connie Cooper at (206) 283-8710.

For those who want to make a difference, a planned or deferred gift to Seattle Chamber Music Society is a meaningful way for you to help ensure Seattle Chamber Music Society’s future artistic excellence and stability. A planned or deferred gift to SCMS will help secure our future, while providing enhanced tax benefits to you.

We have a number of gift planning opportunities available, which will allow you to make a wonderful, lasting impact on SCMS, while allowing you to achieve your personal and philanthropic goals.

By establishing a planned gift with Seattle Chamber Music Society, you become a member of Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Legacy Club. You will receive special recognition in our publications, though you may remain anonymous if you wish. If you have already included SCMS in your gift planning, or you would like to request more information about a legacy gift to SCMS, please contact us at: Seattle Chamber Music Society, 10 Harrison Street, Suite 306, Seattle, WA 98109.


Options for planned giving to Seattle Chamber Music Society:

Bequest (by Will or Trust)
Maximum flexibility. Full use of assets during lifetime. Estate tax savings.

Gift of Life Insurance or Zero Coupon Bonds
Ability to make significant gift with small cash outlay. Immediate tax benefits.

Gift of Personal Residence
You retain use of home for life. Receive immediate tax deduction.

Gift with Life Income for donor and/or spouse
Lifetime income. Income, capital gain, and estate tax savings.

Bequest of IRA or qualified Retirement Plan Assets
Income and estate tax savings. Assets may be taxed at a rate as high as 85% at death if passed to individual beneficiaries.

Gift of Income to SCMS with assets to heirs
Immediate impact on SCMS. Estate tax savings. Increased inheritance to loved ones.