"My Great Uncle, Gerson Nordlinger, Jr., was an active, longtime supporter of The Washington Ballet which is why he named the Ballet as a beneficiary of his charitable remainder trust. His bequest supported the underwriting of a production by Balanchine and allowed my uncle the pleasure of sharing his passion for ballet and also provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this legacy. Family and friends joined together to attend the performance, have a backstage tour and most importantly, remember and honor Gerson. We are truly grateful to The Washington Ballet for helping to bring our family together across generations."
~ Peter Mellen
Whether supported through an outright gift or planned gift, all of The Washington Ballet programs are made possible through the generosity and commitment of people like you. A planned gift to The Washington Ballet helps to ensure the future of the services and programs we provide in your community and worldwide and may further your financial goals.
Planned gifts include gifts through your will, gifts of life insurance, pooled income funds and charitable trusts.
Many of our donors make charitable gifts by naming The Washington Ballet as a beneficiary in their wills.
Gift of Life Insurance
Some of our donors no longer need their life insurance that was purchased years ago to provide for children or other family members, and donate the policy to The Washington Ballet.
Charitable Lead Trust
Individuals with very large estates can use a charitable lead trust to benefit The Washington Ballet and pass principal to family members with little or no tax penalty.
Gifts of Retirement Plans
Your IRA assets will be transferred to a charitable remainder trust; the trust will provide life income to the beneficiary and an eventual gift to The Washington Ballet.
For more information, please contact John Philligin, Major Gifts Officer, at 202.362.3606 x144 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.