Gifts by Will and Living Trusts

Charitable bequests through your will are among the easiest ways to make significant future gifts to the individuals and charities that matter most to you. Your bequest language can specify how and when your gift will be used by the Met upon receipt: for general purposes, a special purpose, or for the Endowment.

How It Works

  1. You include a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust
  2. At your death the Met receives the bequest you specified


  • You may change your bequest or trust designation at any time
  • You control the funding property during your lifetime
  • Your bequest or trust designation will not be subject to any potential federal estate tax
  • You provide future support for the Met

Gifts by Will Diagram

Next Steps

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Office of Planned Giving
The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-870-7388
Email: encoresociety@​
Tax ID Number: 13-1624087


This publication was prepared by Pentera Inc., an Indiana business corporation, which is independent of the Met. Pentera is solely responsible for its content, and the Met disclaims all liability. The information is intended to introduce certain concepts, and we caution you not to rely on it for any legal, tax, or other purpose. You should obtain the advice of your own legal and tax advisors before making any gift.

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