I give and bequeath to the METROPOLITAN OPERA ASSOCIATION, INC., whose address is 30 Lincoln Center, New York, New York 10023 (the “Metropolitan Opera”), the sum of $______ [or _____% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate] to be used for _________ [purpose]. If the Metropolitan Opera reasonably determines that literal compliance with this purpose is impracticable or impossible, then the Metropolitan Opera may use this bequest for its general corporate purposes, giving particular consideration to my special interest as described above.
The Metropolitan Opera is currently seeking support for a number of special funds. Many of these may provide naming opportunities. Please contact the Planned Giving office for more information about these and special-purpose bequest possibilities before you complete your will. We will be pleased to help you and your attorney tailor our sample language to suit your particular wishes and the needs of the Metropolitan Opera.
Federal Tax Information
Your lawyer may ask you for some essential tax information about the Metropolitan Opera. The Met’s full legal name is the “Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.,” although “The Metropolitan Opera” is also registered with the state of New York and may be used in legal documents. The Association is a public charity exempt from income, gift, and estate taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its federal tax identification number is 13-1624087.