The Thomas Schippers Legacy Society
The Thomas Schippers Society was established to recognize individuals who contribute to the tradition of planned giving exemplified by the society's namesake. Maestro Schippers' legacy to Cincinnati is more than musical, as he remembered his adopted city with a substantial personal bequest to the Orchestra.
Schippers Society gifts include, but are not limited to:
- A bequest in a will or trust
- An insurance policy with the Orchestra as beneficiary or policy owner
- A charitable gift annuity
- A charitable remainder trust
- An individual retirement account
- Gifts of personal property or securities
- Gifts of real estate
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has a strong endowment today because past generations of Cincinnatians—like Thomas Schippers—thought of the future and provided for the Orchestra in their estate plans and wills. Thanks to this strong commitment, the CSO continues to achieve the stature as one of the country's, and world's, pre-eminent orchestras.
The Schippers Society welcomes as members those individuals who have created a provision in their estate plans or established a planned gift to benefit the Orchestra and have informed the CSO of their generous intent. Schippers Society members are listed in all Orchestra programs.
To further discuss The Schippers Society and how you can leave your own legacy with the Orchestra, please contact Mary McFadden Lawson at 513.744.3272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.