Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy, supporting quality music in the Palouse for the long term.  Future generations will inherit the world we have fashioned.  When you remember the Washington Idaho Symphony in your will, you will leave a legacy that will endure.  Over the years, a number of individuals have provided for the Symphony Association in their wills. In this way, you will help secure the future of classical music in this area, and your estate may find tax benefits.

The Washington Idaho Symphony provides special recognition for those who have provided for the symphony in their estate plans. Your will or living trust can be used to transfer a specific dollar amount or property, a percentage of your estate, or the residuum to the Washington Idaho Symphony.  The Washington Idaho Symphony can also be a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.  Please consult with an attorney or estate planner as you finalize your estate plans.


A bequest may be particularly attractive as a gift option to contribute to the Washington Idaho Symphony in a meaningful way. Bequests may be restricted or unrestricted.

Charitable Remainder Trust

When you create a Charitable Remainder Trust, some of your property or assets are transferred to the trust, which then makes payments to you and/or your beneficiaries for life or a specified term of up to 20 years. After the terms of the trust are fulfilled, the beneficiary - in this case the Washington Idaho Symphony - receives the trust's assets. This approach can help you achieve both income and estate planning needs, provides tax reduction benefits during your lifetime, and can generate a guaranteed income stream over the term of the trust.

Charitable Lead Trust

When you create a Charitable Lead Trust, your property or assets are transferred to the trust, which makes payments to the Washington Idaho Symphony for a certain period of time. At the end of the term of the trust, the principal returns to you or is distributed to your heirs. This allows you to transfer assets to heirs or other recipients with considerable gift and estate tax savings. For some individuals, it provides tax benefits during their lifetime.

For more information, please contact the Washington Idaho Symphony at (509) 332-3408, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..