Planned Giving: A Lasting Legacy

Planned Giving offers unique tax benefits that can help you realize your personal financial goals while making the gift of a lifetime to the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Your gift can build a sound future for you, your family, and loved ones while ensuring the Orchestra continues to entertain, inspire, and build community for generations to come. 

The Planned Giving Society honors and recognizes individuals who provide for the LSO through their estate planning. Ways in which to become a member include making bequests in a will, gift of a life insurance policy, charitable remainder trust charitable lead trust, and naming the LSO as a beneficiary on an IRA, CD, savings account or retirement plan.

Members of the Society enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they are supporting outstanding symphonic music for generations to come.

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Honor the Lansing Symphony with a tribute gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime Bequest through your will or trust Include a set amount, portion of, or residual amount of your estate through your will or trust Make a significant gift that is exempt from federal estate tax, allows you to control or change your plans, and does not affect your cashflow during your lifetime
Make a gift while leaving more of your estate to your heirs
Gift of Retirement Assets

Name the Lansing Symphony as a beneficiary of your retirement plan

You can also direct all or a portion of your required minimum distribution (RMD) to the Lansing Symphony

Make a significant gift while avoiding a portion of income tax on your retirement assets and pass less-taxed assets to your heirs

Directing your RMD to the Lansing Symphony allows you to reduce your adjusted gross income and income taxes

Make a gift while avoiding capital gains liability Gift of Appreciated Securities Transfer stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to the Lansing Symphony Make a significant gift while receiving an immediate income tax deduction and pay no capital gains tax
Make an extraordinary gift at minimal cost to you Gift of Life Insurance Donate a life insurance plan you no longer need or name the Lansing Symphony as a beneficiary on a new or existing plan Make a significant gift while receiving an immediate tax deduction along with possible future deductions through gifts to pay policy premiums

For more information, contact Michael Goodman at:



Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Michael Goodman
104 S. Washington Sq., Ste. 300
Lansing, MI 48933