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Our Mission:

We are a not-for-profit performing arts center who presents and produces a wide variety of quality performing arts, advances arts education and creates a neighborhood that is a superior destination for entertainment, business and residential living, thereby strengthening the economic vitality of the region.

The Stage

Presenting and producing a variety of the finest entertainment for the betterment of the community. more

Arts Education

A national leader in engaging the community through enriching experiences in the performing arts. more

Area Development

A major area developer creating a vibrant destination and economically-strong neighborhood. more

Not-for-Profit

Performing Arts Center

A not-for-profit that must raise over $4 million dollars annually to continue improving the region's quality of life. more

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Wills

One of the simplest types of planned gifts is a bequest to Playhouse Square in your will or trust. This form of gift is easy to make, allows you to retain complete use and control of your assets during your lifetime, and allows you the freedom to change or revoke your gift at any time. In addition, a bequest can be added to your existing plans through a simple document called a codicil, requiring minimal time and expense to you.

Although there are no tax advantages during your lifetime, upon your death, your estate may receive a charitable deduction for both federal and state estate tax purposes.

Types of Wills


 

Specific Bequest

A specific bequest is a gift of a particular dollar amount or of a particular piece of property. For example:

“I give, devise and bequeath (dollar amount or description of property) to Playhouse Square Foundation.”

OR

“I give, devise and bequeath 100 shares of ABC Inc. stock to Playhouse Square Foundation.”

Should you wish to direct your bequest to a specific purpose other than general purposes, please contact Playhouse Square to discuss your intentions.

Residual Bequest

A residual bequest is a gift of all or part of your property remaining in your estate after debts, expenses, and specific bequests have been paid. When you use a percentage instead of a specific amount, your gift will remain in the same proportion to your entire estate, regardless of unexpected increases or decreases in its value. For example:

"I give, bequeath and devise (all or ___ percent of) the rest, residue and remainder of the property, both real and personal, wherever situated, which I may own or be entitled to at my death, to Playhouse Square Foundation.”

Should you wish to direct your bequest to a specific purpose other than general purposes, please contact Playhouse Square to discuss your intentions.

Contingent Bequest

A contingent bequest is a gift that takes effect only if other beneficiaries predecease you. For example:

“If neither my spouse of any descendent of mine survives me, then I give, bequeath and devise all the rest, residue and remainder of the property, both real and personal, wherever situated, which I may own or be entitled to at my death, to Playhouse Square Foundation.”

If you have questions, need further information or wish to discuss your plans, please complete this form and someone will contact you or contact Michelle Ryan Stewart, Vice President of Development, at 216-640-8410.