Planned Giving

Making a planned gift is an excellent way to show your appreciation and support for the Columbia Orchestra and its mission. Through membership in the Encore Society, the Orchestra recognizes loyal and generous music lovers who have chosen to make a lasting gift to the Columbia Orchestra in their estate planning. Encore Society members have the satisfaction of knowing that their philanthropic goals are being met in a way that will help provide for the financial strength of the Orchestra and ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the high-quality musical performances and educational programs offered by the Orchestra.

We invite you to consider including a provision for the Columbia Orchestra in your estate planning and to become a member of the orchestra’s Encore Society. Gifts can be in the form of bequests under a will or living trust, as a retirement plan or life insurance beneficiary designation, or through a charitable trust. Such estate planning will help shape the Columbia Orchestra’s future and allow future audiences to benefit from today’s generosity.

To show our appreciation, members of the Encore Society are acknowledged in the donor lists included in the Orchestra’s concert programs. If you have already remembered the Columbia Orchestra in your estate planning, please let us know so that we may properly recognize you.

For more information, please contact Katherine Keefe, the Columbia Orchestra’s Executive Director, by phone at 410-465-8777 or by e-mail at execdir@columbiaorchestra.org.