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 will bequest
  • A gift of life insurance
  • A life income gift through a trust or annuity
  • A distribution from a trust created during your lifetime
  • A gift through an IRA(s) or a retirement plan(s)
  • Other type of gift (Please contact Steven Berry)


For further information please contact Steven Berry, Vice President for Development and Marketing, or 312. 267.4461.