Leave a Legacy

Charitable gifts help you meet your philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. A planned gift can protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life.

Ways to Give

Make a Gift in Your Will or Trust

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.

Name the Met as a Beneficiary of an Account

Your retirement accounts, life insurance policies, or savings and investment accounts are very likely a significant portion of your net worth. And because of special tax considerations, they could make an excellent choice for funding a charitable gift.  

Give to the Met's Pooled Income Fund

By donating cash or publicly traded securities to the Met’s pooled income fund, you or your income beneficiaries could receive variable lifetime income.

Create a Charitable Trust

Creating a charitable remainder trust can provide you with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of providing the Met with vital long-term resources.

Other Assets to Give

While cash is the simplest asset to donate to the Met, giving assets such as stocks, bonds, or property can provide you with a charitable deduction, and may also offer additional tax savings. 

Make a Gift to the Endowment

You can provide support that lasts far into the future by making a gift of any size to the Metropolitan Opera Endowment Trust.

Encore Society

The Encore Society recognizes and thanks those generous individuals who are leaving a future legacy to the Metropolitan Opera through their wills, retirement plans, life-income plans, and many other creative planned giving arrangements.

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