Support BAC – Planned Giving

Your Arts Legacy…
There are many ways you can make a long term impact on the arts through the Berks Arts Council. Planned Giving offers unique opportunities to create a lasting impact of generosity while receiving tax savings and other benefits.

A Gift in Your Will or Living Trust
A gift in your will is the easiest way to make an impact. This is the way most people make gifts of accumulated assets. It can be a direct bequest of a stated amount of funds. However you might like to consider a percentage bequest. You give a percentage of your estate instead of a defined dollar amount because you never know what the value of your estate may be at your death. A residuary bequest is another option. It is when the remainder of your estate is contributed to the Berks Arts Council after everything and everyone else is paid or remembered.

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Beneficiary Designations
Passionate About the Arts even after your lifetime? It’s not only possible, it is easy to do! Just name the Berks Arts Council as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you are gone. You simply complete the beneficiary designation form with the Berks Arts Council information.

This method of giving is so simple. You do not need to include it in your will and you have the flexibility of making changes any time you want.