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.

Image of the reading of the will from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Link to Gifts by Will.
Gifts by Will
Make a gift that costs nothing now.
Photo of a man in a performance. Link to Gifts of Retirement Plans.
Gifts from Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to the Met.
Image of Rodion Pogossov and Barry Banks in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Link to Gifts That Pay You Income.
Gifts That Pay You Income
You can support the Met and retain income for yourself and loved ones.
Image of The Robert Walton Goelet grand staircase of the Metropolitan Opera. Link to Gifts That Protect Your Assets.
Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Lead trusts allow you to benefit the Met now, then your heirs.
Photo of a man in a performance. Link to What to Give.
Assets to Give
Giving cash is simple, but giving assets such as stocks often offers additional tax savings.

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@​metopera.org
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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