Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Planned Giving


Audiences enjoying a Free in the Plaza performance.
Encore Society

We deeply appreciate your considering to include the Kimmel Center in your estate plans. With a planned gift, such as a bequest, you can assist the Kimmel Center in its mission of bringing the finest performing arts to our community, providing arts education to all ages, and operating and maintaining the Kimmel Center and the Academy of Music. Encore Society gifts provide for the future of the Kimmel Center and allow future generations to benefit from your thoughtfulness, generosity and prudence.

To be included in the Encore Society, simply inform us of your intention to include the Kimmel Center as part of your estate plan, whether by will, trust or life income arrangement.

Members of the Encore Society are recognized in the Showcase program book and in our annual report. Plus members receive numerous exclusive benefits, including opportunities to attend several post-concert receptions with some of the most exciting artists visiting the Kimmel Center.

If you have already included the Kimmel Center in your estate plans, please let us know. If you would like more information on the numerous ways to make a gift, please call 215-790-7178 or send a message online.

Ways to give
We welcome the opportunity to assist you and your advisors with the planning of your gift. Here are a few of the many options for ways to give:

  • Cash
    Cash gifts may be made by check, credit card, donor advised funds, or private foundations.

  • Appreciated securities
    Appreciated securities may allow you to use an asset that could cost you less than the tax deduction you will receive for your gift.

  • Assets
    Assets that you no longer need are an alternative to cash, such as life insurance or real estate, undeveloped land, art or jewlery.

  • Other ideas
    There are also gifts that leave your cash flow uninterrupted, such as bequest intentions or revocable trusts. Or you may consider making us a beneficiary of your retirement plan. You can also make a gift that pays you life income. Gift annuities and charitable trusts will pay you income for life with the remainder benefiting the Kimmel Center.

For more information, or to make a planned gift, call 215-790-7178 or send us a message online.