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Make a Big Impact


When you include the Colorado Chautauqua in your planned giving, your generosity ensures your commitment to education, the arts, environmental sustainability, and historic preservation will be part of your honored legacy. There are many ways to plan your gift:

Bequests: Make a donation while preserving your assets during your lifetime. A gift may be a dollar amount, a specific asset, a percentage or the remainder of your estate once all other bequests have been satisfied.

Charitable Trusts: Leave a donation through a charitable remainder or lead trust by naming the Colorado Chautauqua as the beneficiary. Through a lead trust, we can use your gift immediately while reserving future benefits for family members. 

Life Insurance Policies: Designate us as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, and receive a charitable income tax deduction if ownership of a policy is transferred to the Colorado Chautauqua during your lifetime.

Retirement Plans: Designate the Colorado Chautauqua as an after-death beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement plans and make a tax-free estate gift. 

Alternative Assets: Donations can be received in the form of a residence-real property, charitable gift annuity, cash or other assets. 

Charitable Gift Annuities: This gift generates an immediate tax deduction and part of each annual payment that you receive may be tax free for a number of years. 

Stock & Appreciated Assets: This gift, including appreciated shares of mutual funds, can be made at a remarkably low after-tax cost.

For more information, please contact:

Jon Karst, Development Coordinator
[email protected]






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