Legacy Giving

Will and Trust Bequests

A bequest is a gift that is made through a Will or Trust to take effect at the donor’s death. There are three ways that you can remember the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in your Will or Trust:

  • A specific gift amount.
  • A percentage of your estate.
  • The remainder of your estate after you have taken care of your heirs and loved ones.

In return for your gift, your estate receives a charitable deduction, which may reduce or eliminate your federal estate tax.

When making a charitable designation in your Will or Trust document, we suggest a statement similar to this:

I give and devise to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (Tax ID#43-0666769), located at 718 North Grand Boulevard in St. Louis, MO

  • <all (or name a %) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal>


  • <name a specific dollar amount or asset>

Please note: The purpose of this page is to provide general gift, estate and financial planning information. It is not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. Consult your attorney or legal advisor if your plans require revision of a will or other legal document. 

Contact Us

Elizabeth Niven
Senior Director of Planned Giving
Phone: 314-286-4192