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  • <p>Tzipora Jochsberger, 1920-2017</p>

Planned Giving - Remember us in your will or trust

The Tzipora H. Jochsberger Society
Your commitment today can keep the music playing for years to come. Donors who include Kaufman Music Center in their estate plans ensure the Center's long-term stability. Recently, the Center made the decision to rename our legacy society the "Tzipora H. Jochsberger Society,” in honor of our founder, Tzipora H. Jochsberger, who passed away at age 96 in late 2017.

Tzipora founded The Hebrew Arts School for Music and Dance in 1952, which would later become Kaufman Music Center. Tzipora knew that “the way to reach the soul was through music,” and so it is fitting that the Tzipora H. Jochsberger Society recognizes those generous people who have chosen to make a legacy commitment that will enable the Center to continue transforming lives through music.

Your legacy gift can change lives via long-term support of any of the Center’s programs at Merkin HallLucy Moses SchoolSpecial Music School and Face the Music. As a Society member, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to ensure the future of arts education and the performing arts — beyond your lifetime.

Your Lifetime Membership Benefits Include:

  • Invitations to special events to show the impact of your gift
  • Listing in Merkin Hall programs
  • A Tzipora H. Jochsberger Society pin
  • Annual updates on our programs

Ways to Leave Your Legacy

There are many ways to make a planned gift to Kaufman Music Center, including naming the Center as a beneficiary of your retirement account or including the Center in your will. These gifts not only benefit the Center and the thousands of New Yorkers we serve each year, but also you, your family members, and heirs.

Donors often find that planned gifts enable them to support the Center using assets that might otherwise be lost to estate, income, or capital gains taxation.

Options for to leaving a planned gift to Kaufman Center include:

  • Will bequests
  • Gifts of real estate
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Lifetime income gifts
  • Charitable lead trusts

Always seek the counsel of professional advisors on the best estate plan for your individual situation. In addition, the Center’s Development staff members are delighted to assist with questions about gift planning or meet with you for a confidential discussion of your estate plans at any time. For more information, or to schedule a meeting, please call 866 222 6330 or email development@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.