Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely
It doesn't matter what I did yesterday, but it's important what I do today or tomorrow.
The Kennedy Center is truly a place for all individuals to come together and experience the magic of the performing arts. We will have a lasting legacy at the Center for many generations to come.
Bill Hopkins and Richard Anderson
Through our two-life annuity, we receive income for the rest of our lives and the Center gets a large contribution after we are both gone. Win-win for all concerned.
Lillie Lou Rietzke
Through a bequest in her will, she established support for an annual NSO family concert in memory of her son, Renah Blair Rietzke.
Make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime and leave a legacy for the performers and audience members of tomorrow.
Have you ever wished you could support The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra, or Washington National Opera and improve your financial security at the same time?
Well, you can. At the Kennedy Center, we call it Creative Giving. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a significant gift.
In fact, just one “creative gift” can return an immediate tax deduction to you, plus lifetime income for you and a loved one, plus long-term financial support to the Kennedy Center.
That's right… you benefit, your loved ones benefit, and the Kennedy Center benefits. If that isn't creativity, we'd like to know what is.
How is this possible? By taking advantage of incentives the IRS provides, we can craft a gift that delivers exactly the benefits to us, and to you, that you have been looking for.
Financial advisors call these creative techniques “planned gifts,” because with thoughtful planning, you can turn personal giving challenges into win-win solutions for you and for us.