BEQUESTS An outright bequest of cash, securities, real estate, or tangible personal property in your will is one way to benefit Charlottesville Opera. You may indicate a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a particular piece of real estate or other property.
CHARITABLE TRUSTS Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts are types of deferred gifts that may offer tax benefits depending on your situation.
RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS One of the easiest ways to make a planned gift to Charlottesville Opera is by making it the beneficiary of a retirement account such as an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan. This beneficiary designation can usually be accomplished by simply submitting a beneficiary designation form to your financial institution by mail, fax, or online. Tax savings may be achieved as distributions to individuals from retirement plans can be subject to income tax.
LIFE INSURANCE A low-cost way to make a significant gift to the Opera is to make it the beneficiary or owner of a new or existing life insurance policy. If you continue to pay the premiums after the gift of the policy, you can receive an income tax charitable deduction when each premium is paid.
If you have already made a planned gift to Charlottesville Opera, we hope that you will share your intentions with us so that we can welcome you to the Bravi Tutti Society. As a Society participant, you will receive invitations to select events and programs and, with your permission, will be recognized in Charlottesville Opera playbills.
For more information, please call (434) 293-4500.
The Bravi Tutti Society Charlottesville Opera P.O. Box 2498 Charlottesville, Virginia 22902