MEET OUR DONORS
Every gift has a story...meet our donors and why they gave.
A Bequest for the Best
Dedicated Opera volunteers Roger and Linda Knapp feel The Santa Fe Opera is their “family”—which led them to make a simple bequest in their wills. They tell us “there is great satisfaction in knowing we are assuring the future of The Santa Fe Opera for generations to come.”
Read more about the Knapps and their gift.
Less Tax, More Benefit
Gene Wampfler named The Santa Fe Opera as a beneficiary of his IRA so this potentially highly taxed asset would instead pass tax-free directly to the company he loves, ensuring maximum value for his gift.
Read more about Gene Wampfler’s gift.
Charitable Gifts Now, Family Benefits Later
Establishing a Charitable Lead Trust presented a way for David and Kay Ingalls to make significant annual gifts to their favorite charities and benefit their children in the future.
Read more about the Ingalls’ gift.
Guaranteed Income for Life
Charitable remainder annuity trusts that provide a set annual income but ultimately support The Santa Fe Opera are a key part of Bob and Peggy Zone’s investment strategy for retirement.
Read more about the Zones’ gift.
Bypassing Capital Gains
Keith Anderson and Barbara Lenssen converted profitable securities tax-free into a Charitable Remainder Trust which also garnered them an immediate tax deduction.
Read more about Keith and Barbara’s gift.
We thank all our planned-gift donors for their generous support of The Santa Fe Opera!