A Smart Way to Leave a Gift to New York City Ballet

Like retirement plan assets, commercial annuities provide for tax-deferred growth while the owner is living. Because distributions from commercial annuities are subject to income taxes, they are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. Due to our tax-exempt status, New York City Ballet can receive your commercial annuity completely tax-free. The best way to give a commercial annuity in support of our work after your lifetime is to name us as beneficiary.

Making this gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary form with your bank or insurance company. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary does not survive you.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Faith Petrides at 212-870-5686 or SerenadeSociety@nycballet.com for additional information on commercial annuities.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include NYCB in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: New York City Ballet, Inc.
Address: David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023
Federal tax ID number: 13-2947386