In 1990, Orchestra Iowa established a foundation to hold in perpetuity funds received through bequests and other deferred and cash gifts for the benefit of its performances and education programs. Growth of this endowment is necessary to guarantee the Orchestra's future
Invested at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, these funds will help to assure artistic growth and development; expand and maintain the Symphony School and its programs; provide services to special audiences such as the elderly, physically challenged, at-risk youth and non-traditional constituencies; and keep ticket prices affordable. Donors making a minimum $5,000 contribution to one of Orchestra Iowa’s endowment funds are permanently enrolled in the Gold Baton Circle.
Endowment funds and naming opportunities are available for:
| General Endowment Fund
|| Conductor's Podium
|| Guest Artist Fund
| Symphony School Fund
|| Musician Chairs
|| Music Fund
Although you may directly contribute to the endowment, many choose to make a planned, or deferred gift. Planned gifts include donations from estate assets that may have a strong impact on income and estate taxes. A variety of vehicles are available including wills and bequests, gift annuities, life insurance, charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts. Those who include Orchestra Iowa in their estate plans are permanently enrolled in the Maestro Circle.
Both Gold Baton and Maestro Circle donors are recognized throughout the year at special events and performances.
For more information, please contact Orchestra Iowa at 319.366.8206. Or if you have already included Orchestra Iowa in your estate plan, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to express our thanks to you.
Orchestra Iowa Foundation Board
Richard Minette, President
Rachel Mills, Vice President
Paul Morf, Secretary/Treasurer