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Planned Giving

Over the years, FWO has received support from many thoughtful individuals who, through financial and estate planning, have helped ensure the opera’s ability to engage the community and ensure the tradition of music thrives in Fort Worth for generations to come.


With a planned gift a patron can:

  • Receive charitable income and/or gift or estate tax deductions

  • Make a more significant gift to the opera than you could have during a lifetime

  • Leave a legacy for Fort Worth Opera


Fort Worth Opera is happy to work with you and your financial advisor on your planned gift. There are a variety of ways to help you reach your financial and philanthropic goals:

  • Bequests

  • Life insurance policies

  • Retirement plan assets

  • Life income plans



We recognize the impact of visionary donors through membership in the Legacy Society. The Society was created to honor legacy donors for their commitment to Fort Worth Opera’s mission: to enrich people's lives with performances and programs that educate, entertain, inspire, and expand the horizons of current and future audiences. 


Fort Worth Opera’s fiscal stability is dependent in large part on the friends of Fort Worth Opera who designate Fort Worth Opera as a beneficiary of their estate plans. Legacy gifts support operations, provide for special projects, and allow Fort Worth Opera to continue our tradition of operatic excellence. Adding just one simple sentence to your estate plan will have a powerful impact on FWO for future generations. Legacy Society members have made an extraordinary living gift to loved ones, future audiences, and our community.  


Through a gift of assets, whether it be a charitable provision in a will, trust or gift annuity contract, or by designation of a future gift of insurance or retirement policy, each Legacy Society member ensures the continued vitality and growth of the Opera from one generation to the next.  



To thank the members of the Legacy Society, FWO extends lifetime benefits that include: 

  • Invitation to an annual social event to honor Legacy Society members 

  • Invitations to special events and educational opportunities throughout the year 

  • Recognition, with your permission, of your name as a member of the Legacy Society on our website, in programs, and other printed materials 



If you have already named Fort Worth Opera in your will or trust, you are already a member of the Legacy Society! We hope you will inform us of your gift so that we may celebrate it during your lifetime. Should you wish to remain anonymous, we will respect those wishes. Any details of your gift are held in strictest confidence.

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