A legacy gift is a way to make a contribution to the future of Symphony Nova Scotia, while also gaining financial benefits for you and your family. No matter what your income level, you can support your Symphony with a significant gift while at the same time taking care of your loved ones' needs and realizing tax savings.
"I want to help musicians and the people behind the scenes to continue working their magic long into the future, so I've included a bequest to Symphony Nova Scotia in my will." - Audrey Tenniswood
Why should you make a legacy gift?
More Canadians choose to make a legacy gift through a charitable bequest than any other method. Through a bequest, you can make a direct impact on the future of Symphony Nova Scotia and create a legacy that will live on for future generations. Legacy gifts are a way to ensure that our community continues to benefit from the presence of one of the leading orchestras in Canada -- Symphony Nova Scotia. Your gift to Symphony Nova Scotia will keep the music playing.
"Symphony Nova Scotia has played a major part in the life of our family. We have had so much pleasure, enjoyment, and education over the years, that we want to help Symphony Nova Scotia to continue for the benefit of future generations." - Bette Ross
What are the benefits of making a legacy gift?
You can make a contribution to the orchestra that was important to you during your lifetime.
The charitable tax credit can reduce the payment of your final income taxes.
Additional tax benefits may be available to you when you donate shares, establish Symphony Nova Scotia as the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or when you establish a charitable annuity. For more information on these options, please contact your financial advisor.
"Our decision to leave a bequest to Symphony Nova Scotia was driven by our love of the orchestra, the music, and most of all - the people in the orchestra. We also recognize that arts organizations need commitment from the community and individuals in order to build a sustainable future." - Sherry Porter and Doug Hall
How does my legacy gift help the Symphony?
Charitable giving is about creating opportunities for individuals and causes you believe in. Sadly, we are increasingly dependent on individuals because government and corporate support has become less reliable and more difficult to access. With increased competition for fundraising dollars, we are constantly challenged to remain financially healthy. Your legacy gift is integral to the short and long term health of your Symphony.
Symphony Nova Scotia is supported in part by a Foundation which was established through a number of generous gifts. The purpose of the Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation is to ensure that the orchestra's music will live on for future generations to enjoy. Each gift to the Foundation increases the annual dividend and interest income which is available to assist in supporting the music of Symphony Nova Scotia. As the Foundation's funds continue to grow, the financial security of Symphony Nova Scotia also grows.
Please consider leaving a charitable bequest to Symphony Nova Scotia in your will or estate plan.
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