The Encore Society

Your legacy for future generations of music lovers.

Planned gifts through a will, retirement account, life insurance, annuity or another financial planning vehicle allow donors the opportunity to make a substantial gift to the Symphony without depleting day-to-day or retirement income. These gifts can also provide tax advantages for the donor or lifetime income for the donor or their family.

Planned gifts to the Symphony’s endowment may also afford naming opportunities, including principal and section chair endowments, concert or series endowments, including education programs, special projects and more. These gifts help the Symphony & Academy continue offering excellence in musical and educational programming in the future.

When you notify us that the Symphony is included in your estate plans, you will automatically become a member of the Encore Society and receive invitations to special events throughout the year.

If you would like information, have questions about making a planned gift, or if you already have the Des Moines Symphony in your estate, use this form or contact Andrea Solomon, Director of Development, at 515-280-4000 or