Becoming a Member of the George Raymond Legacy Circle

Your donation will make a difference!

In addition to an annual donation, please consider a planned gift to support Friends of Music and ensure that we have a successful and long life for the next 70 plus years.

Friends of Music is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports not only the presentation of world class chamber music at local venues, but also the development of the next generation of chamber music players and lovers. We do this by bringing chamber music to the high schools in Westchester County at no charge to them, funding scholarships for students from underserved communities at area conservatories such as the Music Conservatory of Westchester and Holf-Barthelson Music Conservatory, and by presenting in concert the winners of the Young Concert Artists competition.  In addition, your support allows us to extend free admission to all students 18 years and younger to all performances.

There are several ways to fund a planned gift and become a distinguished member of the George Raymond Legacy Circle.  This could be done by:

  1. Specifying a gift of assets such as stocks, bonds, art, real estate (primary or secondary residences,) etc., in your will (see below1 for sample language).
  2. Assigning Friends of Music as your beneficiary of life insurance or retirement vehicles (IRA, 401 (k), 403 (b), Donor Advised Funds etc.).  These assets will pass directly to Friends of Music without going through the probate process.
  3. Establishing a Retained Life Estate or Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Lead Trust.

For more information on any of these transactions or to confidentially discuss options, please contact Executive Director Martin Kagan at (646) 522-1661 or by email at

Current members of the George Raymond Legacy Circle include – William Altman*, Joan Austin, Keith Austin, Dr. Susan R. Harris, David Kornreich*, David W. Kraft, Lillian McClintock* (*deceased)

  1. When drafting a new will, or amending a current one, you and your attorney may adapt the following sample language.
    “I bequeath to Friends of Music Concerts, Inc., Box 675, Millwood, NY 10546 (FED ID 23-7398195) ______________(description of dollar amount or percentage, or list of property/securities/real estate etc.,)____________  to be used for general purposes.” ↩︎
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