Be Part of an Enduring Legacy

Since 1936, the San Francisco Bach Choir has been a leader in the vibrant cultural life of the Bay Area. Pioneers from the start, SFBC performed the works of J.S. Bach in their entirety: a rarity at the time. SFBC continued to break ground as one of the first local choral groups to employ historically-informed performance practice and period-instrument orchestra. SFBC’s innovative spirit continues through its expansive repertoire, which now includes music from many periods and genres, and through new initiatives such as collaborations and commissions of new music written expressly for SFBC.

SFBC is committed to bringing people together through music. It builds bridges not only through high-quality performances of great choral music, but through events and programs that encourage participation and connection through a universal form of expression: singing.

Ways to Give

Consider including SFBC in your will or estate plan. Your support will ensure that SFBC will continue its mission of “inspiring, engaging, and fostering connections among Bay Area singers and audiences through outstanding choral music.” By making a charitable bequest or other legacy gift, you help build a strong foundation for future audiences, and support your commitment to the cultural vibrancy of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Make a Bequest

The most common way people remember a favorite charity in a will or living trust is through a charitable bequest. The following is an example of how to indicate a general or undesignated gift to San Francisco Bach Choir.

“I give, devise, and bequeath to San Francisco Bach Choir, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of California, with principal business address of 2443 Fillmore Street #195, San Francisco, CA 94115, Our tax ID # 94-2489642 the sum of $__________ (or state a percentage of your residuary estate) for the benefit of its general purposes.

IRA 401(k)/403(b) or Pension Plan

It is easy to execute a gift designation with a simple change in your beneficiary form. Charitable bequests of tax deferred plans have the added advantage of bypassing income and estate taxes.

You can name San Francisco Bach Choir, 2443 Fillmore Street #195, San Francisco, CA 94115 Our Tax ID # 94-2489642, as beneficiary, co-beneficiary, or contingent beneficiary.

Life Insurance

Contribute a paid-up policy by naming San Francisco Bach Choir, as the owner and beneficiary, or name San Francisco Bach Choir, 2443 Fillmore Street, #195, San Francisco, CA 94115, Our Tax ID # 94-2489642, as a beneficiary of an existing policy.

How Will My Contribution Be Put to Use?

Unrestricted gifts are the most nimble, and provide an effective way to address SFBC’s future needs.

Consult Your Attorney

The above are suggested methods and wording regarding legacy giving. Please consult your attorney or a qualified estate planning professional when preparing legal documents. This information is not intended as legal, accounting or other professional advice.

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And if you have already included SFBC in your will or estate plan, please LET US KNOW so we can celebrate your generosity during your lifetime.