Ventura Music Festival
Planned Giving

Planned Giving: Choosing a Gift that Works for You

The following giving options enable you to make a gift that will help secure the future of the Ventura Music Festival for generations to come. We will be pleased to provide you or your advisors more information from the Festivalís endowment/planned giving specialists on gifts that fit your financial and philanthropic goals. Please call our office at 648-3146 for a no-obligation discussion.

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 IRA Assets
You can name the Festival as the beneficiary of your IRA assets.

Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity
You can secure fixed payments for your lifetime and at the same time support the mission of the Festival by establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity. A Charitable Gift Annuity guarantees you attractive payments with no investment worries or responsibilities. It is also a superb way to make an enduring gift to strengthen the Festival when the remainder becomes available for our important needs.

Establish a Charitable Remainder Trust
A Charitable Remainder Trust offers an excellent way to meet your financial and charitable goals using a gift of cash, stock or property. Simply transfer your gift to a Charitable Remainder Trust and you and your spouse can receive income for life and/or make arrangements to have the income benefit your children. You also receive a charitable income tax deduction. The Festival will be the grateful recipient of the remainder of the trust upon its termination.

Please contact the Ventura Music Festival office at:
(805) 648-3146 for details.

Crescendo Society Membership
We are proud to welcome those who have included us in their estate plans as members of our Crescendo Society. As members, you will be invited to a private annual event with the Artistic Director and a special musical guest. You will receive significant benefits, including special recognition in marketing materials, complimentary tickets and much more. As we build a long and rich musical tradition, your role in ensuring our future will be treasured forever.

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2017 Festival Sponsors


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
Dr. Richard & Lori Reisman