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Planned Giving

Make a difference and leave a legacy of support by joining the Emma Endres-Kountz Society. Your Planned Gift will help ensure that Merit endures to benefit generations of Chicago-area’s most motivated and talented young musicians.

There are several giving options and creative strategies to amplify your gifts through our Planned Giving program.

  • A gift (or bequest) at death by will or trust
  • A gift through IRA or retirement plans
  • A life income gift through a trust or annuity
  • A gift of life insurance


For further information please contact Rita McLennon, Director of Development, rmclennon@meritmusic.org or 312. 267.4461.