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.
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.
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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