Specialized Giving Options

A planned gift is a great way to show you support Hartford Chorale’s mission to share the joy and power of live choral music and celebrate its unique beauty through wide-ranging repertoire, innovative collaborations and exceptional artistry.

You should consult your financial advisor to customize your plan.

Name Hartford Chorale In Your Will

How It Works

  • Include a gift to Hartford Chorale in your will or trust.
  • Make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose.
  • Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust.
  • Tell us about your gift so we may celebrate your generosity now. (email admin@hartfordchorale.org)

Naming Hartford Chorale as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy: I give and devise to Hartford Chorale (Tax ID #06-0884892), located in Hartford CT, the sum of $___________ (or asset) to be used for its general support.


  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your gift to a particular purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended).
  • Under current tax law, there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests.

Put Your IRA To Work For Hartford Chorale

MAKE HARTFORD CHORALE A BENEFICIARY OF YOUR IRA                                                                                 

You’ve worked hard and planned for retirement. Now, with a little creativity you can leverage your retirement assets to benefit you and your family, reduce federal taxes and support Hartford Chorale far into the future.

How It Works

  • Name Hartford Chorale as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan.
  • Pass the balance of your retirement assets to Hartford Chorale by contacting your plan administrator.
  • Important! Tell Hartford Chorale about your gift. Your plan administrator is not obligated to notify us. So if you don’t tell us, we may not know.


  • 70 ½ or older? You can make tax-free gifts from your traditional IRA once a year by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Many also find this a good way to fulfill their Required Minimum Distributions (RMD). Giving a tax-free QCD from your IRA can help keep overall income taxes down while making a charitable impact. Please consult your financial advisor for more information on QCD’s.

Note: The SECURE Act increased the MRD (Minimum Required Distribution) age from 70½ to 72. The age for a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), however, still remains at 70½.

How It Works

  • You need to transfer the money directly from the IRA to the charity for it to qualify as a tax-free transfer. Ask your IRA administrator and the charity about making a direct transfer, or you can have the IRA administrator send a check from your account to the charity. If you have check-writing privileges for your IRA, you can write a check to Hartford Chorale. Give us a heads-up so we know the contribution came from you and can send you an acknowledgement.


  • You continue to take regular lifetime withdrawals.
  • You maintain flexibility to change beneficiaries if your family’s needs change during your lifetime.
  • Your heirs avoid the potential double taxation on the assets left in your retirement account.