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Planned Giving

The Virtuosi Society

Your commitment today can keep the music playing for years to come. Donors who include Kaufman Music Center in their estate plans ensure the Center's long-term stability. We founded the Virtuosi Society to honor these friends who have committed to making a legacy gift of any size through a number of planned giving options.

Legacy gifts build the Center's endowment, a fund which is invested to provide long-term support to all of the programs at Merkin Concert Hall, Lucy Moses School and Special Music School. As a Virtuosi Society member, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to ensure the future of arts education and the performing arts — beyond your lifetime.

Your Lifetime Membership Benefits Include:

  • Invitations to special receptions, events, and concerts
  • Public recognition of your membership (unless you chose to remain anonymous)
  • A deeper involvement with the life of Kaufman Music Center

Ways to Leave Your Legacy

You will find that planned giving is a way to support Kaufman Music Center while benefiting yourself, your family members and your heirs; for example, it offers protection to assets that might otherwise be lost to estate, income, or capital gains taxation.

There are many ways to leave your legacy to Kaufman Center:

  • Will bequests
  • Gifts of real estate
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Lifetime income gifts
  • Charitable lead trusts

The Development Department staff is available to answer questions about gift planning or meet with you for a confidential discussion of your estate plans at any time. For more information, or to schedule a meeting, please call 212 501 3350 or email

Kaufman Music Center Development Department

Tel: 212 501 3350
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023