Topeka Civic Theatre

Planned Giving

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Much like the stage, life is unpredictable but worth the price of admission.  With every story told, every song sung, the audience gains an insight into another world and a new perspective, a memory for the road.  Through Topeka Civic Theatre’s Legacy Society, we can make sure that new generations will hear the songs, old and new, and catch a glimpse of different lives in different times.

IMPACT

Each day we experience the impact Topeka Civic Theatre makes on our audiences, volunteers, young students, and our community as a whole. It is important for us to make plans to assure the arts are alive for our kids, our grandkids, and so on. After all, an amazing amount of people have worked hard for over 80 years to grow Topeka Civic Theatre to the incredible arts organization that it is today, and we want to make sure it continues. The show must go on!

YOUR LEGACY MATTERS

It’s an old showbiz cliché, but truth be told it is a deep and meaningful statement regarding the importance of the arts on our culture. As we raise much needed funds to maintain the theatre operations of today we also look to the future and long term viability of our beloved theatre.

The generous theatre supporters who have chosen to remember Topeka Civic Theatre in their estate plans are a very special group. They are visionary. And inspiringly dedicated.  They look forward to the needs of future generations and acknowledge the impact and importance of live theatre in our community, effectively committing to build their legacy with an investment in the arts.

 

Please consider including Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy in your legacy plans through a will, trust, life insurance gift, or other legacy gift. 
Through these special gifts, friends like you are able help solidify the future of theatre arts in our community.

 

WAYS OF GIVING

A number of options, both deferred and outright, exist for the donor to make planned gifts to the Endowment Trust. Available methods of giving include:

  • Outright gifts
  • Wills and trusts
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plans

***Topeka Civic Theatre recommends you consult your financial advisor or estate planning professional to select the best method of giving, balancing your individual needs and wishes, tax consequences and other circumstances.

 

EXAMPLES OF WAYS TO GIVE*

HOW TO GIVE
BENEFIT TO YOU*
HOW YOU HELP TCT
BEQUEST

Include TCT in your will.

Costs nothing in your lifetime. The donation will be exempt from federal estate tax.*

Ensures TCT's future for generations to come.

IRA

Name TCT as whole or partial beneficiary on your plan.

Your donation my be exempt from federal estate tax.

Ensures TCT's future for generations to come.

LIFE INSURANCE

Name TCT as beneficiary on an existing policy or transfer ownership on a policy no longer needed.

Make a large gift at little cost. The donation is exempt from federal estate tax.

Ensures TCT's future for generations to come.

CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST & GIFT ANNUITIES

Create a gift annuity contract or trust with TCT as beneficiary of the income.

Can remove taxable assets from the estate.

Ensures TCT's future for generations to come.

OUTRIGHT GIFT TO TCT'S ENDOWMENT

Write a check, transfer stock or give online now.

Maximized deduction and removes taxable assets from the estate.

Your gift benefits TCT immediately.

 

WHAT IS THE TCT LEGACY SOCIETY?

When you recognize Topeka Civic Theatre with a planned gift and share your plans with us, you become a member of Topeka Civic Theatre’s Legacy Society, where you will enjoy ongoing recognition and special invitations to Legacy Society events.  The greatest benefit is the personal joy of knowing your gift will support the theatre’s mission for future generations.

 

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Topeka Civic Theatre is honored to be remembered by our supporters in wills and trusts and we realize that this places the theatre within a special circle of your family, friends and loved ones. In return, we want to welcome you whole-heartedly into the Topeka Civic Theatre family as a Topeka Civic Theatre Legacy Society Member.

Please inform Topeka Civic Theatre of your decision to establish a planned gift so we can honor you with recognition in theatre publications and with invitations to Legacy Society member-only events. You may do so by filling out the form or by contacting Topeka Civic Theatre’s CEO Vickie Brokke at 785.357.5213.