Encore! Society

Have you considered leaving a legacy gift to NATS?

Your passion for singing and your belief in the mission of the National Association of Teachers of Singing can change the future. It might be scholarships for NATS students. It could be advancing the careers of young vocal teachers. Maybe it is funding an endowment that permanently supports the program you value most. Making a legacy gift to NATS strengthens the profession in a lasting way.

A legacy gift to NATS makes you a member of the Encore! Society created to recognize donors who have made a long-term commitment to NATS’ mission through their planned gifts.

Encore! Society member benefits:

  • Knowing your values will be carried forward by NATS
  • Name recognition, with permission, in the NATS annual reports and on the NATS website
  • The opportunity to name a scholarship or prize
  • Invitations to NATS donor appreciation reception at the National Conference
  • Updates on NATS programs and activities

For many individuals, the bulk of our wealth is held in our estate — our retirement plan, property, life insurance, etc. This means that legacy giving might be the most impactful gift we will ever make.

There are many good ways to be generous to NATS, now and in the future. Here are some of the favorite ways our supporters make contributions. If you want to discuss any of these options, contact NATS Development Director  or call 904-992-9101. You also should consult your financial advisor.

Gifts in your will or trust

A single sentence in these documents is all that is needed to complete your gift to NATS. You may give a specific amount, a specific item, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after specific bequests to family, friends, and other charities are met.

Here is an example:

I give to the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc., a nonprofit institution incorporated in the State of Florida with a business address of 9957 Moorings Drive, Suite 401, Jacksonville, FL 32257-2416 and a tax identification number 36-6118354, the sum of $_______ (or ________% of my estate) to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”

Life insurance policy

You can name NATS as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. A gift of life insurance is separate from your estate and has no effect on its assets. Please consult a financial advisor or lawyer for more information.

Bank and brokerage accounts

Most states allow you to designate a beneficiary for these accounts through a payable or transfer-on-death (TOD) designation.

Life income plans

There are several charitable gift arrangements that pay you income during your lifetime and benefit charity. These include the Charitable Gift Annuity, Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Trust, and Charitable Lead Trust. Your financial advisor can help you decide if this is right for you.

Have you already planned a gift to NATS? You can let us know with this estate gift form.