Planned Giving

Helen M. Thompson was the first executive director of the League of American Orchestras (then the American Symphony Orchestra League) and the most passionate advocate American orchestras have ever known. After her death in 1974, her own generous bequest to the League established an annual award that continues to recognize the achievements of young orchestra professionals, to whom she was devoted throughout her career.

The League invites you to become a member of the Helen M. Thompson Heritage Society and help preserve Helen's legacy of service to America's orchestras by remembering the League through a planned gift.

Learn more about planned giving opportunities to the League.

For additional information, or to discuss your estate planning in confidence, please contact Sarah E. Kelly at 646 822 4009 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you have already remembered the League of American Orchestras through a planned gift, please notify us so that we can offer you the following recognition:

• Acknowledgment in Symphony magazine as a member of the Helen M. Thompson Heritage Society

• Acknowledgment in the League's Annual Report

Thank you for supporting the League of American Orchestras.