Beneficiary Designations

“The chorus has given me a true gift through sharing in the incredible music Erin Freeman brings out of us…Because of that gift, I decided to give back to the organization that has meant so much to me. I included the Symphony Foundation’s James Erb Choral Chair Fund as a beneficiary of my retirement plan assets. We hope this step might help continue the Symphony Chorus’s wonderful contributions for years to come.” – Laura E. McBride

Beneficiary designations offer great flexibility. Consider naming the Richmond Symphony as a beneficiary of your:

  • IRAs or retirement plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Commercial annuity

It only takes three simple steps to make this type of gift. Here’s how to name the Richmond Symphony as a beneficiary:

  1. Contact the administrator of your retirement plan, insurance policy or bank account for a change-of-beneficiary form or simply download a form from your provider’s website.
  2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
  3. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution. In some cases you may be able to complete your beneficiary designation entirely online.

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Read more about Laura E. McBride’s story.

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