Ways to Give

Create Your Legacy Through a Planned Gift

Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. But did you know that a planned gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life? You can even make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will).

Five Ways to Make a Planned Gift

To read about one of the five basic ways to make a planned gift, hover over the appropriate box and then select for more information.

Rollover image of the reading of the will from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Link to Gifts by Will. Rollover image of Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek in Wagner's Die Walküre. Link to Gifts of Retirement Plans. Rollover image of Rodion Pogossov and Barry Banks in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Link to Gifts That Pay You Income.
Rollover image of The Robert Walton Goelet grand staircase of the Metropolitan Opera. Link to Gifts That Protect Your Assets. Rollover image of Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde in Wagner's Götterdämmerung. Link to What to Give.
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Office of Planned Giving
The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York 10023
Telephone: 212-870-7388
E-mail: encoresociety@metopera.org
Tax ID number: 13-1624087