What Will Your Legacy Be?

Planned gifts have a tremendous impact on the future of Strings Music Festival and the audiences we serve. Any option you choose creates a powerful legacy that will help preserve the future of Strings Music Festival.

To discuss your legacy contact Erin Walker, Development Director at Strings Music Festival at erin@stringsmusicfestival.com or 970-879-5056 x 101. 


Your Planned Gift Will:

  • Guarantee that future generations will continue to enjoy high caliber musicians, amazing concerts and our local education and outreach programs
  • Ensure the financial strength of the Festival
  • Play our part as a key partner in the Yampa Valley community, connecting locals and visitors and children and adults alike to music

There are a variety of Planned Giving opportunities available to you, designed to help you meet your charitable goals and extend your generosity into the future.

  • Bequests under Will or Living Trust
  • Beneficiary Designations under Retirement Plan Assets [401(k), 403(b), IRA]
  • Pledges
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Life Insurance

Link to the Planned Giving Letter of Intent

IRA Charitable Rollover Update

As of December 18, 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover was passed by Congress and signed into permanent law.  

IRA Rollover Rules:

• You must be 70 ½ years of age when you make your gift
• Your gift must be made directly from your IRA
• You may transfer a maximum of $100,000 from your IRA to your
• Your gift must be outright; it cannot fund life-income arrangements
• This opportunity applies to IRAs only – not other types of
• Your gift will qualify toward your required minimum distribution
• Although the charitable distribution will be free from income tax, it
• You will not be eligible to receive any goods or services in return will not generate an income tax charitable deduction for your rollover gift, in order to qualify for tax-free treatment


How to make a gift from your IRA:

• Contact your IRA administrator for their specific transmittal form
• Direct your administrator to make the transfer
• Contact Erin Walker, Development Director at Strings Music Festival, to let her know that you are directing a gift to Strings (erin@stringsmusicfestival.com or 970-879-5056 x 101)

*Please include your phone number or email address, the name of your IRA administrator, and the amount of your gift. Thank you for your generosity and support of Strings Music Festival.