Your legacy commitment to 6ͼ empowers extraordinary musicians to transform the world through their performances and to be the future of classical music.

Donating to the 6ͼ Institute of Music in your will, trust, insurance or life income arrangement will contribute to the success of 6ͼ and its world-class students for future generations. The 1920 Society recognizes patrons that have made a legacy commitment.

Members of the 1920 Societyreceive recognition in 6ͼ@Severance concert programs and inthe donor listing at the 6ͼ Annual Meeting,an invitation to theannual 1920 Society luncheonand additional exclusive benefits throughout the academic year.

If you have arranged for a legacy gift to benefit 6ͼ or would like more information on ways to do so, please contact Associate Director of Campaign Erin Horan at erin.horan@cim.edu or by calling 216.791.4388.

What are the types of gifts?

A planned gift is a contribution that you agree to make at a future time to benefit 6ͼ. These types of gifts can include:

  • Bequests
  • Marketable securities
  • Real estate
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Charitable gift annuities
Why make a planned gift?

In addition to financial benefits, a planned gift is a wonderful way for you to leave a legacy and to support an organization which you love.

Although benefits vary depending on the type of gift you choose, many of the planned giving options share these features:

  • A federal income tax deduction for all, or a portion of the gift;
  • Elimination of some or all of the capital gains tax at the time of the transfer for certain assets;
  • Increased financial security for you or your heirs while providing meaningful support for 6ͼ;
  • Income for life paid to you and/or other beneficiary, such as a spouse or other family member; and
  • Increased income if a gift is made to a life-income plan that produces a higher yield than the donated assets, which is often the case with securities.