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Legacy Giving

The Lucia Chase Society

The Lucia Chase Society reveres those donors who have made legacy gifts to American Ballet Theatre. The Society was created in honor of Founding Director Lucia Chase who dedicated her life and resources to create one of the most important ballet companies in the world. We cherish those donors who wish to weave their own legacy into the legacy of classical ballet that ABT is eager to preserve and extend.

Gifts made to the Lucia Chase Society, which will include will bequests and other types of legacy gifts, support world class performances, training programs for students at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and community outreach programs that expose thousands of students to the power and creativity of dance. Your commitment to American Ballet Theatre lives on with a legacy gift.

Customized financial and legal advice is usually required to appropriately structure a planned gift. Please note you should seek legal counseling for all estate planning.

Lucia Chase. Photo: Annemarie Heinrich.Lucia Chase. Photo: Annemarie Heinrich.

Types of Legacy Gifts

Will Bequests

The bequest language in your will can specify how and when your gift can be used by ABT, whether it is for a specific purpose, special funds, or for the ABT endowment. A bequest in your will is non-taxable for estate purposes.

Retirement Plans

By naming ABT as the beneficiary on your IRA or other retirement plan, you can accomplish a charitable goal while achieving significant tax savings.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

This vehicle allows for you and your family to receive an income stream while providing the remainder of the trust to ABT.

Life Insurance Policies

By designating ABT as a beneficiary under your life insurance policy, you receive income tax deductions for any premiums you have left to pay.

"I am happy to have made a legacy gift through a bequest in my estate plan to support the Company and sustain its future."

- Brian Heidtke, ABT Board of Trustees

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