Planned Giving


The Nashville Symphony serves Middle Tennessee with inspiring music and life-changing education and engagement programs that reach tens of thousands of people each year. The support of our donors makes it all possible.

Your charitable bequest or other planned gift to the Nashville Symphony can make a significant impact by helping to ensure that our mission will thrive far into the future. Gifts of all sizes make it possible for the Nashville Symphony to build financial strength and maintain our tradition of excellence and community service for generations to come.

Thank you for your vision and generosity.


The Legacy Society

If you are passionate about the Nashville Symphony, please consider making a gift for the future by including a statement in your will or making a provision through another type of estate plan. If you have already included a gift of any amount to the Nashville Symphony in your estate plan, we would like to honor you as a member of the Legacy Society.

View the Legacy Society Newsletter

Members receive:

  • Legacy Society lapel pin
  • Special reception before the annual Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Recognition in concert programs
  • Recognition in permanent signage at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Your generosity inspires others!

Legacy Society Member Listing

Enrollment Form

Making a Gift in Your Will

Making a charitable designation in your will allows your assets to be distributed according to your wishes. Just as importantly, it gives you the opportunity to create an enduring legacy for the Middle Tennessee community.

We suggest a statement similar to this:

I give and devise to the Nashville Symphony Association (Tax ID #62-0550979), located at One Symphony Place in Nashville, TN,

<all (or name a %) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal>


<name a specific dollar amount or asset>,

to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

For most people, a will is one of the easiest ways to leave a gift, but there are other types of future gifts that could also provide a benefit to you now, including:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Retirement Account
  • Donor-advised Fund
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Lead Trust

Legacy Society Brochure

For more information on joining the Nashville Symphony Legacy Society, or for more resources, please contact Maribeth Stahl at 615.687.6532 or email

For legal or tax advice, please contact a financial advisor.