Support the Orchestra in the Future
Make a Planned Gift or Bequest
One reason we are drawn to classical music is its timeless nature; great music reaches to us across years and even centuries. Each year, we ask you to support the orchestra so we can continue to keep this music playing. But through your estate planning, you can help the Whatcom Symphony, like the music we play, continue to thrive beyond our lifetimes.
There are many ways to keep this legacy strong, regardless of your means. For example, through our partnership with the Whatcom Community Foundation, you can support the Whatcom Symphony Endowment Fund with your will or living trust.
Your bequest language can be as simple as: “I hereby give to the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund of the Whatcom Community Foundation, a Washington not-for-profit corporation with its principal place of business at Bellingham, Washington: The sum of $________ and/or the following described property________ and/or ________% of the residue of my estate.”
Most importantly, you have someone to talk with about your options. The professionals of the Whatcom Community Foundation and the symphony can discuss gifts of cash, stock, real property such as your residence, and a host of other assets.
If you notify the Whatcom Symphony of your intention of a planned gift, you will become a member of our Legacy Society. In turn, your contributions will build the Whatcom Symphony’s endowment and assure future generations will be able to enjoy classical music in their lives.