By remembering Neighborhood Music School in your will or beneficiary arrangements, you create a legacy of transforming lives, expressing gratitude and making a difference in the world through arts education.
Whether you wish to provide general operating income for NMS to use wherever it is most needed (which provides the most flexibility), or to support a specific department or program, your bequest expresses your lasting commitment to NMS. A bequest may also help you meet your financial and estate-planning goals, because an estate-tax charitable deduction for the entire amount of the gift is allowed. All legacy gifts will be recognized in The NMS Cornerstone Society.
Planned gifts, which can include bequests through a will, charitable remainder trusts and other estate transfers. These planned gifts are recognized in the NMS Cornerstone Society.
“You don’t have to be a professional musician for music to become part of you and stay with you all your life. When I was a girl, music changed me. I’m a board member of Neighborhood Music School now, and when I look at the kids in the hallways with their instruments and sheet music, I know how they feel.
There’s the sense of accomplishment when you’ve worked your way through a music book—even your very first one. There’s the pride in mastering something that gives you pleasure. There’s the experience of playing in a group: you feel the parts fitting together, and suddenly you feel joy. When you make music with other people, you make friends.
Not all children choose to make music, but every child deserves the chance. NMS gives them that chance.
Please consider including NMS in your own estate planning. Any gift, large or small, will be a gift to the future.
I would love to have you join me as a member of NMS’s Cornerstone Society and help ensure a strong future for this very special place and the wonderful students it serves. Thank you!”
NMS Board Member, Judith Hackman