Legacy Society
Estate Planning & Canton Symphony Orchestra


Have you already included Canton Symphony Orchestra in your estate planning?

Let us know to be a part of our Legacy Society. Legacy Society members enjoy benefits such as program recognition and invitations to special events!

Contact Michelle Charles today at 330-452-3434 x603 or mcharles@cantonsymphony.org.

With a little thoughtful planning, you too can leave a legacy that will support symphony programs in our community for future generations.

A planned gift to the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for our work while accommodating your own personal philanthropic goals.

We understand that decisions like these are not entered into lightly. When you are ready to include the us in your estate plan, we are here to help you Orchestrate Your Legacy.
For more information, call Michelle Charles at 330-452-3434 x603 or email mcharles@cantonsymphony.org.


If you have an existing Donor Advised Fund, consider the option of adding the CSO as an account beneficiary. It is a simple and effective way to ensure that your recommendations are known.


One of the simplest ways to make a gift to the Canton Symphony Orchestra is to include a contribution in your will or living trust. Bequests can be changed at any time (although you may also make plans irrevocable) and can be for a specific asset or dollar amount, a percentage of what remains in your estate after your death, or contingent on other factors important to you.


In exchange for your gift of $10,000 or more, a gift annuity would produce fixed payments for life for you and/or another individual. These payments are based on the age(s) of the designated beneficiaries at the time of the gift and the size of your gift. At the end of the gift annuity contract (typically the death of the income beneficiary/ies), the funds are used by the CSO for one or more purposes agreed upon when the annuity was created.


By naming the CSO as an ultimate beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K) or other qualified retirement plan, you can make a future gift while continuing to take required withdrawals during your lifetime. Remaining assets will then pass tax-free to the CSO.


If you own a life insurance policy that you no longer need, it may provide a way to make a gift to the CSO. Naming the CSO as the beneficiary and owner of a paid-up life insurance policy generally entitles the donor to an income tax deduction for a portion of the policy’s value. In some cases, a paid-up policy could be used to establish a charitable remainder trust, paying income to you or others.
Orchestrate Your Legacy with a planned gift.
Make your gift count.
Invest in your community.

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Canton, Ohio  44708

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