The WPA Legacy Society
Wintergreen Performing Arts, founded in 1995, is now an established arts organization with a rich past and a very promising future. In April 2012, the Board of Directors developed and approved the formation of a planned giving society, and the WPA Legacy Society was first presented to the public during the 2012 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival. An ever-increasing number of people now belong to the Society, and we are once again encouraging more people to consider this way of supporting WPA and its mission.
Membership in the society:
Anyone who is willing to acknowledge that they have included WPA in their estate planning will become a member of the Society. Membership can be anonymous, and there is no need for the donor to indicate the details of the gift.
Membership will be recognized in the annual Wintergreen Summer Music Festival (WSMF) program book, as well as other documents where public acknowledgement of the Society is appropriate. Members of the Society will, from time to time, be invited to special, members-only events.
If a member of the Society were to change his or her will, it would be the responsibility of the member to notify WPA that the organization is no longer named as a beneficiary of the estate. This would necessitate removal of the individual’s name from the Society.
We encourage our patrons to speak with their tax/investment advisors before becoming members of the Society. Over time, we plan to add specialized products to our planned giving investment options. We also intend to organize an occasional planned giving seminar with recognized experts as a service for our patrons.
We hope that you will give serious consideration to becoming a member. If you have included us in your estate planning or would like more information about the Legacy Society, please contact the WPA Office at (434) 325-8292.