Ventura Music Festival
Planned Giving

Planned Giving Options

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
óWinston Churchill

The following options enable you to make a gift that will help secure the future of the Ventura Music Festival for generations to come while providing attractive tax benefits to donors.

Include the Ventura Music Festival in Your Will or Living Trust
A bequest in your will or living trust is one of the simplest ways to help ensure a healthy future for the Ventura Music Festival. You can designate a specific sum, a percentage of your estate, or a particular asset for the Festival and preserve your wishes forever.

Contribute a Life Insurance Policy You No Longer Need
You can name the Ventura Music Festival as the beneficiary of all or a portion of an existing or new life insurance policy.

Name the Festival as a Beneficiary of Your IRA Assets
You can name the Festival as the beneficiary of your IRA assets.

Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust
You can secure fixed payments for your lifetime and at the same time support the Festival by establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust. Either can guarantee attractive payments to donors during their lifetimes and benefit VMF, either during or after donor lifetime, as stipulated. VMF recommends that donors interested in these legacy vehicles meet with planned giving specialists for detailed information. We can recommend such specialists if requested.

VMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID# 77-0314562.
For legal purposes, VMF should be identified as Ventura Music Festival Association, Inc.

Donors make everything possible. Donors make the music.

Ventura Music Festival
472 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-3146

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Julia Campbell & Ben Namba
Freddie & Al Contarino
Janet & Mark Goldenson
Hammer-Hewson Associates
and Shirley & Steve Simms
Jordan Laby
Barbara Meister

Dr. Peter Cannon
City of Ventura
Celine Gillibrand for P.W. Gillibrand Co.
Montecito Bank & Trust
Schwab Charitable Fund
Smith-Hobson Fund
Miriam Wille

Gloisten Family Charitable Foundation
Pierpont Racquet Club

E.J. Harrison & Sons
Joseph P. Reardon Funeral
Home & Cremation Service

Limoneira & Limco Del Mar

Aera Energy LLC
(for Music in the Schools)
Arianna Ashkar, Brett Ashkar,
John Ashkar & Family

Community Memorial Health System
Halter-Encinas Enterprises
Julius Gius Memorial Rotary Foundation (for Music in the Schools)
Dr. Richard & Lori Reisman
The Arts Collaborative