Planned Giving FAQ

Q: What are some common Planned Gift options?

A: Wills: Remembering VocalEssence in your will allows you to retain the use of your assets during your lifetime while making a significant contribution to the organization. Charitable gifts made through your will are fully deductible for estate tax purposes, as the law allows. Please consult your attorney for professional assistance.

Account Beneficiaries: Designating VocalEssence as a full or partial beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy is an easy and economical way to leave a legacy. We invite you to consider naming VocalEssence as a beneficiary (full or partial) of an insurance policy, IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) qualified plan, certificate of deposit, savings account, money market account or similar investment.

Q: What will my attorney need to include VocalEssence in my will or trust?

A: Your attorney will ask for:

Our legal name: VocalEssence
Address: 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Federal Tax ID Number: 41-1363849

Q: May I designate my gift for a certain use?

A: A bequest may be unrestricted, or you may restrict its use to general operating expenses, endowment fund, or for another purpose. Many friends prefer their bequest be used to meet the greatest needs at VocalEssence when the gift is realized.

Q: Should I notify VocalEssence of my planned gift?

A: We invite you to let us know of your intent to include VocalEssence in your will and/or estate plans. This gives us the opportunity to thank and recognize you in advance of receiving your planned gift. You would also be a member of the Philip Brunelle Founder’s Society, with other generous donors who, like yourself, have made provisions for VocalEssence in their estate plans. If you prefer, you may enjoy membership privileges while remaining publicly anonymous.