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, sberry@meritmusic.org or 312. 267.4461.

 

Download Merit’s Planned Giving Declaration of Intent Form

Sample bequest language: I give [insert dollar amount, property to be given, percentage of the estate, or “the remainder of my estate”] to Merit School of Music, a nonprofit corporation, tax identification number 36-3028768, headquartered at The Joy Faith Knapp Music Center located at 38 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL 60607, for its general use and purposes.