Life Insurance Policy

Life Insurance Policy Diagram

How It Works

  1. You assign all the rights in your insurance policy to the Met, designate us as irrevocable beneficiary, and then receive an income-tax deduction
  2. The Met may surrender the policy for its cash value or hold it and receive the proceeds at your death


  • You receive a federal income-tax deduction
  • If premiums remain to be paid, you can receive income-tax deductions for contributions to the Met to pay these premiums
  • You can make a substantial gift on the installment plan
  • The Met receives a gift they can use now or hold for the future

Next Steps

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@​
Tax ID Number: 13-1624087


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