Gift & Estate Planning - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Oct 31, 2022
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Your Legacy, Our Future

Welcome to the Gift & Estate Planning page of Cenla's Elite Studio & Cheer Team, dedicated to supporting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. We understand the importance of securing your legacy and leaving a lasting impact on the future of the arts in Louisiana.

Why Gift & Estate Planning?

Planning your gift and estate is an opportunity to support and sustain the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, ensuring its continued success for generations to come. By including the LPO in your estate plans, you become an instrumental part of preserving and promoting the arts in our community. Not only does this provide valuable support, but it also offers potential benefits for you and your beneficiaries.

The Benefits of Gift & Estate Planning

A Lasting Contribution

By planning your gift and estate, you have the power to create a lasting contribution to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Your generosity will support the growth of the arts, enable the LPO to reach wider audiences, and ensure a vibrant cultural landscape in Louisiana.

Tax Advantages

Gift and estate planning can offer significant tax advantages. By working with financial and legal professionals experienced in charitable giving, you can optimize your contributions while potentially reducing your taxable estate. These strategies can provide valuable tax savings, making it both financially advantageous and rewarding to support the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ensuring Your Wishes

Planning your gift and estate allows you to ensure that your wishes are honored after your lifetime. By designating the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as a beneficiary, you can create a legacy that aligns with your values and passion for the arts.

Gift & Estate Planning Options

There are several options available to you when it comes to gift and estate planning. We encourage you to explore the following possibilities to find the best fit for your personal circumstances and philanthropic goals.


One of the most common ways to support the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is through a bequest in your will or living trust. By including specific language in your estate planning documents, you can leave a portion of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or a percentage to the LPO. This type of gift allows you to retain control of your assets during your lifetime while creating a meaningful impact in the future.

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT)

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a versatile planning tool that enables you to provide income to yourself or your loved ones while supporting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Through a CRT, you can transfer assets, receive an income stream for a specified period, and ultimately benefit the LPO. This option allows you to align financial considerations with your passion for the arts, benefiting both you and the Orchestra.

Life Insurance Policy

If you own a life insurance policy that may no longer be needed for its original purpose, such as providing for dependent children, you can consider naming the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as a beneficiary. By doing so, you create a lasting legacy in support of the arts without impacting your current financial situation.

Retirement Assets

Designating the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as a beneficiary of your retirement assets, such as an IRA or 401(k), is another way to support the future of the Orchestra. This type of gift can maximize tax benefits while ensuring the sustainability and growth of the LPO's mission.

Charitable Lead Trusts (CLT)

A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) is an option that allows you to donate assets to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra while retaining income generated from those assets for a specified period. At the end of the trust term, the remaining assets are passed on to your chosen beneficiaries. This arrangement enables you to support the LPO during your lifetime while providing for your loved ones in the future.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Donating appreciated securities, such as stocks or mutual funds, can provide you with potential tax benefits while supporting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. If you have held securities for more than one year that have appreciated in value, you can donate them to the LPO and potentially avoid capital gains tax. This method allows you to give more to the Orchestra while potentially reducing your tax liability.

Personal Property

Personal property, including artwork, collections, or other valuable items, can be donated to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. This unique form of giving allows you to combine your passion for the arts with philanthropy. By discussing your personal property donations with the LPO, you can ensure that your gift is put to its best use in furthering the Orchestra's mission.

Contact Us for More Information

Thank you for considering gift and estate planning to support the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. If you have any questions or would like more information on how you can make a lasting impact, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated team is here to assist you in navigating the planning process and ensuring that your legacy aligns with your vision for the arts.

Together, let's build a bright future for the arts in Louisiana through your gift and estate planning. Start your journey today and create a lasting impact with Cenla's Elite Studio & Cheer Team and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Debbie Ashton
🌟 Secure your legacy and make a lasting impact on the arts in Louisiana through gift and estate planning with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra! 🎶🎭
Oct 10, 2023