Planned Giving


Legacy giving can have a significant impact on The Florida Orchestra’s mission and vision for the future. Any individual can create a legacy gift. Legacy giving demonstrates a powerful and profound commitment to the community we serve and a cause for which you care passionately about.

Leaving a Legacy

Planned gifts to The Florida Orchestra can make your passion for symphonic music your enduring legacy. These gifts come in many forms, including bequests, trusts, annuities, insurance policies, and others. A legacy gift may provide you with an ideal opportunity to support the orchestra at a higher level than you may have thought possible.

Providing Lasting Financial Security

Legacy gifts allow for growth and enable the orchestra to achieve long-term financial stability and sustainability. Legacy giving offers a formidable means to enhance and diversify the orchestra’s ongoing artistic operations.

Embracing Engagement with Future Goals

The Florida Orchestra has established many future aspirations. You are encouraged to share in its collective vision to strive for the highest level of inventive excellence, which maximizes its service to the Tampa Bay community.

Your IRA Could Be Your Legacy

When you designate retirement plan assets to your heirs, as much as 65% in taxes can be deducted before your loved ones receive anything. If you make The Florida Orchestra the beneficiary of your retirement plan, 100% of the value goes to TFO. Click here to learn more.

Building the Endowment Through Legacy Giving

Legacy gifts have been a major source of support for the orchestra’s endowment for many years. Your gift can touch our communities in a myriad of ways. Legacy gifts are essential to achieving viability for future generations. Please consider TFO in your Planned Giving plans.

To Learn More

Please contact the Development Team at (727) 362-5424.
All inquiries are confidential.

If you have already included The Florida Orchestra in your estate plans…

If your estate plan already includes a gift to the orchestra, we hope you’ll consider letting us know. All legacy donors are members of our Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Society and will receive invitations to exclusive events each year. To share information about your legacy gift, you can simply complete the Commitment Form and send it to us at The Florida Orchestra, 244 2nd Avenue North, 4th Floor, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

Recognizing Legacy Gifts

The Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Society commemorates the life of its namesake and recognizes all planned giving donors to The Florida Orchestra. Mrs. Mitchell not only contributed more than $1 million to the Orchestra during her lifetime, but she also provided for the orchestra’s future. She established a trust that ever since her death in 1999 has benefited the organization.