Legacy Circle

ANNA Forever

ANNA has established the Legacy Circle to honor donors who have chosen to support the choir through a bequest in their will or through a planned gift. Planned giving options include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • IRAs and tax-deferred accounts; Gifts of stock or real estate; Life Insurance

A bequest is one of the simplest ways to support Anna Crusis Women's Choir for years to come.

Remembering ANNA in your living will ensures that future generations benefit from our unique arts organization, which gives a voice to women vocalists and composers, who often remain underrepresented in the field.

Your gift will help ensure that ANNA continues performing its richly varied repertoire, preserving musical traditions from around the world and throughout history while promoting equality across lines of gender, sexual orientation, race, class, and difference.

You Can Make A Difference. The Time is Now.

For over four decades, ANNA has acted as an agent of social change by empowering, challenging, and uplifting audiences with music that inspires, provokes, delights, and transforms.

ANNA's vitality and strength flow from the collective energy of her membership. ANNA's feminist sensibility is reflected in
the diversity of her members and in the way the Choir negotiates the life of a creative, vocal community.

The women of ANNA share a commitment to diversity and inclusion; while honoring common ground, singers work to respect and learn from each other's differences and make space for all voices to be heard. Standing on the shoulders of elders who fought for women's rights, ANNA is furthering feminism and women's music into the future and now you can help.

With a Planned Gift, You Can:

  • Make a larger charitable gift than you imagined
  • Provide inheritances at a lower tax cost
  • Reduce your income tax
  • Possibly avoid capital gains taxes
  • Leave a legacy without giving up assets

What Are the Benefits?

As evidenced by recent events, ANNA's music and mission have never been more relevant. Through your gift, you can help ensure ANNA's voice remains strong into the future, celebrating the diversity of women's lives and culture and striving for a more just and compassionate world. As a Legacy Circle member you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Satisfaction of being a vital part of ANNA and supporting its mission
  • Recognition in concert programs and on our website
  • Invitations to special events held specifically for donors
  • An acknowledgement gift, honoring you as an official member The Legacy Circle.

Questions? legacycircle@annacrusis.org

How Can I Choose Just the Right Gift?

Making a bequest to ANNA helps ensure that its music and message continue. Some individuals choose to direct their gift to a specific purpose, such as a commissioned work or a particular program. Others might prefer their gift be applied where the need is greatest. A planned giving strategy provides you with various options.

Getting Started

  1. Contact ANNA Legacy Circle for more information about your options. We can provide sample language for bequests or show you how to structure specific gifts.
  2. Reach out to your attorney and your financial advisor. Let them know you are considering a planned gift for ANNA. They can assist you in determining what type of gift best suits your personal and financial circumstances.
  3. Talk with your family and friends about your plans and personal wishes in addressing family needs as well as your desired legacy gifts.
  4. Consult your legal and tax advisors regarding your specific situation. ACWC is a 501©(3) charitable organization. Contributions to ACWC are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.