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Planned Giving

Planned giving enables individuals like you, who care deeply about the League of American Orchestras’ mission of advancing the orchestral experience for all, to support the League’s work beyond your lifetime.

To learn more about the League’s planned giving opportunities or to share your intention to make a planned gift to the League of American Orchestras, please contact:

Samara Ungar, Manager of the Annual Fund, at 646 822 4008 or sungar@americanorchestras.org.

If you have already remembered the League through a planned gift, please notify us so that we can acknowledge and celebrate your commitment today.


The Helen M. Thompson Heritage Society

Named after the League’s first executive director and a passionate advocate for American orchestras, The Helen M. Thompson Heritage Society was established to recognize and thank the visionary individuals who provide essential support to the League through planned giving. Helen’s own generous bequest to the League established an annual award to recognize the achievements of young orchestra professionals.

The Helen M. Thompson Heritage Society benefits include…
  • Heritage Society membership pin
  • Year-round listing in Symphony magazine
  • An invitation to the Donor Appreciation Reception and Dinner at the League’s National Conference
  • Discounted registration to the League’s National Conference and other select programs

Banner: The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra photographed in concert November 2019. Photo: Perfect Bokeh Photography, Paul Marotta

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