Impact That Lasts Forever. Music That Matters for All.

So long as the human spirit thrives on the planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.” – Aaron Copland

The Power of Legacy Giving

There is no more lasting or significant gift to the Seattle Symphony than a legacy commitment. By making a gift through your estate or will, you join hundreds of visionary supporters who have made the deepest commitment to the future of music in Seattle and beyond.

Legacy commitments provide robust, reliable support that often exceeds what supporters could give during their lifetime — but that provides the lifeblood for everything the Symphony does for our community.

Each performance that moves hearts and uplifts spirits. Each child whose horizon is broadened by music. Each community member who shares their voice on stage, or hears new music that resonates in the deepest way. Each season of music that inspires audiences at Benaroya Hall and online viewers around the world.

Every positive impact the orchestra has in our community is made possible by legacy commitments that bolster our unrestricted support and endowment year after year. Together, these sources of support provide millions of dollars for the Symphony's annual operating budget.

Ultimately, a legacy gift is more than a pledge: it's a promise that your deepest passions and philanthropic commitments will continue to bring the music to life long into the future.

For more information about including the Seattle Symphony in your legacy plans please contact Senior Director of Individual Giving Rob Wiseman at or 206.215.4883.

Please also discuss your individual situation and goals with a qualified estate attorney, tax attorney or other advisors. Thank you for your support of the Seattle Symphony!

The Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Legacy Circle

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