FRIENDS OF BALLET SAN JOSE
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT BALLET SAN JOSE
EMPLOYEE MATCHING PROGRAMS
Many companies maintain a program for matching employee gifts to cultural organizations. Through a matching gift from your employer, you may be able to double your contribution to Ballet San Jose and increase your donor membership level.
GIFTS OF STOCK
Donors may transfer unrestricted securities to Balet San Jose's brokerage account.
EN AVANT CIRCLE - PLANNED GIVING
"En Avant" is the direction of a given step, executed moving forward, toward the audience. Patrons who make planned gift or designate Ballet San Jose in their Will become honored members of this significant group and receive special benefits and opportunities, such as:
- Recognition in season programs
- Invitations to special events
- Invitation to a final dress rehersal
To name Ballet San Jose in your plans, regardless of whether your gift is through your Will, a charitable trust, or other type of document, please see the following information:
To Provide the Ballet with flexibility to determine how your gift can best be used to support its mission and where it is most needed, you should leave your gift to Ballet San Jose's general purposes. You may also designate it to support a particular need such as the Ballet School, new works, or community education and outreach programs. The Ballet's development office will work with you and your advisors to create language expressing your specific wishes, or you may adapt the following simple language whe creating your plans:
"I give $_____ [or __% of my estate/trust] to Ballet San Jose. It is my preference that my gift be used for ____________________________ [e.g. general purposes, Ballet School, new works, etc.]. If my gift cannot be used in accordance with my stated preference, then Ballet San Jose may use my gift in a manner that most nearly accomplishes my wishes."
Your attorney may need Ballet San Jose's legal address and tax identification for your records. The Ballet is located at 40 North First Street, San Jose, California 95113. The tax identification number for Ballet San Jose is 94-2894849.
However you choose to leave your gift to Ballet San Jose, you will be making an important contribution.