Ensure the Future of the Arts in a Meaningful Way. When the Arts Thrive, Our City Thrives!

Planned gifts to the Arts and Education Council make a lasting impact on the vibrancy, diversity and breadth of arts and culture opportunities across the St. Louis metropolitan region. You can leave your legacy by supporting A&E’s annual fund with an unrestricted bequest or providing a directed gift to support an area of particular interest to you and your family, for example: arts education; art scholarships; rural arts support; arts access in underserved communities; start-up arts funding; and/or capital gifts to maintain and grow A&E’s Centene Center for the Arts – an arts incubator and accelerator space. In addition to the numerous tax benefits provided to you and/or your family, estate gifts make a transformative difference in the lives of children and adults for years to come and make St. Louis a thriving cultural destination for millions.

About the Arts Legacy Society

If you are looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further A&E's mission to create a vibrant community for all, consider joining the Arts Legacy Society. A bequest is the simplest way to make a legacy gift through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways to support our mission.

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Gift Options

Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.

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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made their impact through estate giving to our organization. Explore the many personal benefits of charitable gift planning here.

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Beneficiary Designation

A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support our mission. You can designate our organization as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy...

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