Planned Giving

As one makes plans for their final curtain call, many tend to reflect on how to leave the world a better place than when they first arrived. A planned gift to The Cowles Center is a gift of innovation, creativity, wonder, education, and opportunity. 

After you have provided for your loved ones, including The Cowles Center in your estate plan is a gift that will keep on giving to new audiences, dancers, and students for generations to come. Whether you wish to support the work on our stages, our innovative education and outreach programs, or the development of new artists and audiences, there are numerous ways to support what you love and play a lasting part in The Cowles Center’s future. 

A planned gift can cost little to nothing now, and will drastically reduce the estate taxes your heirs may have to pay later. Below are a few examples of gift options:

 

Type of Gift

How to Give

Benefit to Donor

Benefit to The Cowles Center 

Bequest

Include The Cowles Center in your will.

Costs nothing in your lifetime. The donation will be exempt from federal estate taxes

Helps ensure our future for generations to come.

IRA

Name The Cowles Center as a beneficiary of the plan.

Your donation is exempt from federal estate taxes.

Helps ensure our future for generations to come.

Life Insurance

Include The Cowles Center as a beneficiary on an existing policy or transfer ownership on a policy that is no longer needed.

Make a large gift at little cost to you. The donation is exempt from federal estate taxes.

Helps ensure our future for generations to come.

Charitable Remainder Trust and Gift Annuities

Create a trust or gift annuity with The Cowles Center listed as a beneficiary of the income.

Can remove taxable assets from the estate.

Helps ensure our future for generations to come.

 

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts’ Révérence Circle

We welcome everyone who has included The Cowles Center in their estate plans to be a part of our exclusive Révérence Circle. Members of this circle enjoy the following lifetime benefits:

  • Recognition in The Cowles Center’s publications
  • Invitations to behind-the scenes events and rehearsal sneak peeks
  • Private, personalized backstage tours
  • Annual Révérence Circle reception
For More Information

For more information on gift planning, or to let us know you’ve already included The Cowles Center in your estate plans, please contact Robert Droddy (Director of Development) at 612.206.3622 or rdroddy@thecowlescenter.org.