The Kennedy Center Welcomes
A Variety of Charitable Giving Methods
Through charitable estate planning, you and your family can support the Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra endowment while receiving financial and philanthropic benefits. This site provides information that will enable you to further the work of the Center and Orchestra in a way that is consistent with your own financial goals.
Make a meaningful donation
Each year, patrons support the Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra with contributions of cash and other assets. In recognition of a donation, you may realize tax benefits while enjoying the personal satisfaction of helping the Center and Orchestra.
Enjoy lifetime income
You and/or your beneficiaries can receive guaranteed income for life (or a term of years) from the Kennedy Center's life income plans.
Transfer wealth to your heirs with tax savings
Through an estate plan, it is possible for you to make a future transfer of assets to your heirs at a substantially reduced gift and estate tax cost, while continuing to support the Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra during your lifetime.
Use bequests to achieve philanthropic goals
Many patrons have provided for the Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra through bequests and other planned gifts.