Planned Giving:
estate bequests, beneficiary gifts, and more

When you remember Oregon Repertory Singers in your will or trust, you are leaving a legacy for the students, singers, and music lovers of tomorrow. By making an estate gift through your will or insurance policy beneficiary options, you are investing in the future of Oregon Repertory Singers. You can make sure we can present extraordinary choral music and music education for many generations to come.

Your planned gift will be recognized in our concert programs, and we would be happy to discuss personalized recognition options with you. 

Read below for some basic information about planned giving, or contact your attorney, tax professional, and/or financial advisor for specific questions about your circumstances. You may also contact the ORS office for a referral to an advisor, to request more information, or to share information about your existing planned gifts

Contact: Allison Silverberg, Executive Director
allisonsilverberg@orsingers.org or 503-230-0652.

Return to our donation page to make a one-time or recurring gift!


Oregon Repertory Singers in Wills and Trusts

Making an estate gift is a meaningful and lasting way to support the mission of Oregon Repertory Singers. 

1.  Bequests

The most straightforward planned giving option is to make a bequest in your will. Regardless of your age or financial status, an estate plan is essential to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

Bequests made through your will or trust may take various forms:

  • Specific Bequest: Directs a specific dollar gift or property to pass to ORS.
  • Residual Bequest: Directs that ORS receive the remainder, or a percentage of the remainder, of the estate, or a portion of the remainder, after all expenses and other bequests have been made.

Your bequest to ORS will help ensure our ability to continue offering world-class choral music education and performances for many years to come. Your planned gift provides us a stable foundation on which we can develop creative artistic, educational, and programming growth.

2.  Naming ORS as a Beneficiary

You may also consider naming ORS as the benficiary of a life insurance policy. Generally you can do this regardless of whether you are still paying premiums on your policy or the policy is paid in full. Contact your insurance agent or company for more details or instructions, and talk to your financial or tax advisor for information regarding deductions. 

Some assets, such as IRAs and other qualified retirement plans, may not pass directly through your will and may require you to name a beneficiary. Consider making ORS a full or partial beneficiary. Your financial or tax advisor can answer questions about deductions and how making ORS a beneficiary may impact your taxes and deductions. 


Oregon Repertory Singers thanks Andrea Bachhuber for her consultation on preparing the information above. Andrea is an attorney at Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion LLP and a proud member of the Oregon Repertory Singers adult choir. Please consult your attorney, tax professional, and/or financial advisor for specific and personal or assistance, or contact the ORS office to be referred to an advisor.