Legacy Giving


Join the Cadenza Society

When you notify us that you have set up a legacy gift, we will be delighted to welcome you as an important member of our Cadenza Society.

Enrich Future Generations

You can leave a lasting legacy through a gift from your will or living trust. There is no minimum gift amount required. Remember Opera Grand Rapids through a gift in your will or trust, by beneficiary designation, or through another type of legacy or “planned” gift.

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director, Emilee Syrewicze, at (616) 451-2741 or esyrewicze@operagr.org.


Ways to Leave a Legacy

There are many easy ways to leave a legacy, including:

Gifts from Wills and Trusts

  • Bequest Options: Specific, Residual, Contingent

Gifts that Pay You Income

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Pooled Income Gifts

Beneficiary Designations

  • Retirement Accounts
  • Insurance Policies
  • Bank and Brokerage Accounts
  • Donor Advised Fund Residuals

Cadenza Society Benefits


How to Join the Cadenza Society

To join the Cadenza Society, please fill out the form below notifying us that you have named Opera Grand Rapids in a legacy gift.
We would welcome a copy of the legal document or section of the document that describes your gift. This can make estate administration easier when your gift is received. Thank you for considering a legacy gift to the Opera!


Legacy Toolkit

Sample Bequest

If you would like to contribute to the future of opera in West Michigan, consider including this language in your estate plans:

Specific:
“I give to Opera Grand Rapids, Tax ID #??????????, presently headquartered at 1320 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Choose one: 1) The sum of $___________.” 2) __________ shares of stock in ________________Company.” or 3) My real property commonly known as _________________.”

Residual:
“I give to Opera Grand Rapids, Tax ID #??????????, presently headquartered at 1320 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, [__% or all] of the residue of my estate, including real and personal property.”

Sample Beneficiary Designation

To include Opera Grand Rapids by beneficiary designation, please use the following information:

Opera Grand Rapids, presently headquartered at 1320 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tax ID Number: ????????