A fully tax-deductible direct donation to the BAC places you amongst a visionary group of donors to our organization. Your support significantly impacts our ability to continue providing a wide variety of arts and education programming for the communities we serve.

Legacy Leaders

The Board of Directors established the Legacy Leaders to recognize dedicated friends who understand the need to ensure access to the Beverly Arts Center for future generations through a planned gift.

You do not need to be wealthy to leave a legacy, as there are many options for planned giving to the BAC. The following are examples of ways you may make a charitable donation through planned giving and become a Legacy Leader member:


Include a gift to the BAC in your will or revocable trust.

You may wish to leave the BAC a bequest for a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Your gift could include cash, stock, bonds, or personal property. The BAC could also be named to receive the remainder of your estate or as a contingent beneficiary, if other beneficiaries do not survive you. Your estate receives a charitable deduction for your bequest.


Designate the BAC as a beneficiary in your retirement plan.

Retirement plan assets may be subject to very high taxation rates at your death. Designating the BAC to receive retirement plan assets can provide an important gift at considerable tax savings.


Name the BAC as a beneficiary or owner of an existing life insurance policy or purchase a new policy to benefit the BAC.


Establish a life income trust that enables you to receive income for life while making a gift to the BAC.

This type of planned gift allows you to obtain an income tax deduction, reduce your estate taxes, and protect your financial security during your lifetime.


Assign tax-advantaged gifts of securities, property, or art to be made over time, during your lifetime.

In addition to potential tax benefits, Legacy Leaders also receive special BAC benefits that include:

  • Exclusive invitations to events and programs
  • Recognition on a plaque by the BAC ís theater entrance (if desired)
  • Recognition in institutional publications (if desired)

Your gift will support the BACís general operation or you may choose for it to be applied to particular programs. Most importantly, planned gifts from Legacy Leaders ensure that artistic excellence will continually be upheld at the BAC.

We encourage you to become a Legacy Leader and help sustain the financial foundation of the BAC for generations. Please contact the BACís Development Department for answers to any questions you may have regarding planned gifts to the Beverly Arts Center and the Legacy Leaders program. For more information, call 773-445-3838 ext. 212, or e-mail bac@beverlyartcenter.org.


 Other Ways of Giving

Stock Gifts

Gifts of appreciated securities provide tax benefits to the donor by offsetting capital gains.

Matching Gifts

Double or triple your dollars through a matching gift from your company. Contact your Human Resources department to determine if your company offers a matching gift program.

Memorial Gifts

A wonderful way to memorialize or honor a loved one is through a gift in his/her name. The honor or memorial will be acknowledged in institutional publications.

For more information please contact the Development Department at 773-445-3838 x. 207 or bac@beverlyartcenter.org.

A fully tax-deductible direct donation to the BAC places you amongst a visionary group of donors to our organization. Your support significantly impacts our ability to continue providing a wide variety of arts and education programming for the communities we serve.