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Planned Giving

Create Your Legacy at SPAC

Many fond memories are made at SPAC and cherished for a lifetime.  What better way to honor them than with a planned gift? 

The decision to designate a gift is one of the most meaningful commitments you can make and helps ensure the future of SPAC. 

We’re here to assist you and ensure your legacy gift provides the impact you seek, whether it’s helping with general operations, preserving a classical or contemporary program, supporting facility needs or arts education, or helping to secure SPAC’s future with a gift to SPAC’s endowment. 

Creating a bequest, donating from your IRA, naming SPAC as a life insurance beneficiary, or giving appreciated stock or personal assets are easy ways to make a planned gift and may offer better tax savings than an outright gift of cash. Please talk with your financial advisor or an attorney to decide what’s best for you financially. 

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Evergreen Society

When you make a planned gift, you become a member of SPAC’s Evergreen Society, a group of committed supporters, who are acknowledged in all SPAC program materials and invited to our annual Evergreen Society event. 

Please let us know if SPAC is included in your estate plans so we may thank you personally for such a meaningful commitment. Click here for our Evergreen Society enrollment form please mail it to SPAC, attention Christine Dixon, or email it to

There are many ways to make a planned gift, be it now or as part of your estate plan. 



The simplest way to make a gift is to designate SPAC as a beneficiary in your Will. A fixed amount of money, marketable securities or designated real estate may be gifted. You may also state your bequest as a percentage of your estate.  A qualified attorney should draft your Will and the language of the charitable bequest. 

Click here for sample bequest language to share with your attorney. 


Qualified IRA Charitable Distribution

Did you know you can donate all, or a portion, of your Required Minimum IRA Distribution to a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit like SPAC? Doing so reduces your taxable income. 

Contact your IRA administrator to take advantage of a Qualified IRA charitable distribution. 

Life Insurance Policies

By naming SPAC as the owner and beneficiary of an existing or paid-up life insurance policy you may be able receive an immediate income tax deduction. 

You may also designate SPAC as a full or partial beneficiary of life insurance provided by your employer, if you feel you do not need this additional coverage. This will not give you an immediate tax deduction but will remove the proceeds of the policy from your taxable estate. 

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock can be part of a planned legacy gift, directed towards your SPAC membership, or an underwriting contribution. Please include your name when making a stock transfer so we may acknowledge your gift accordingly. 

For stock transfer assistance outside of normal business hours, please contact SPAC’s financial agent, Adam McNeil of True Living Financial, at 518.364.7899 or 

For more information about planned giving at SPAC and to discuss your interests, please contact Christine Dixon at 518.584.9330 ext. 112 or by selecting Individual Giving on our contact form. 


As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, SPAC relies upon the sustaining financial support of our members and patrons to make our vision for the community a reality. Tax ID 14-1466353. 

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