A Lasting Commitment to Excellence

arts high schoolOur high school years hold a special place in our hearts. As graduates of Music & Art, Performing Arts or LaGuardia, we were privileged to be taught by wonderful instructors in a unique setting. Our academic education and arts training were challenging and inspirational. What we gained will never be forgotten. Alumni & Friends (A&F) was founded to keep this spirit alive.

The A&F Legacy Society provides a way for our community of graduates and friends to support LaGuardia students and the future of the arts through estate planning.

We are inviting you to extend your commitment to the continued success of LaGuardia High School and play a significant role in preserving excellence in arts education in the years to come.

Consider these opportunities when making your commitment:

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Individual Retirement Plans
  • Stocks or Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Gifts of tangible personal property

Potential advantages to you:

  • Estate tax savings
  • Charitable income tax deduction
  • Reduction of transfer taxes on amount ultimately payable to your decedents
  • Shelter investments from capital gains tax

If you decide to include Alumni & Friends as a beneficiary of your estate, below please find the suggested language:

To Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of New York in 1984, having as its principal address 100 Amsterdam Avenue Room 853, New York, New York 10023, and tax identification number EIN: 13-3166108, I, [name], of [city, state ZIP] hereby give and bequeath the sum of $______ or _____percent of my estate to be used as determined by Alumni & Friends for its general purposes.

How do I become a Legacy Society Member?

Please notify Alumni & Friends of your interest and we will be pleased to meet or speak with you or your advisor to discuss how best to establish a planned gift on behalf of Alumni & Friends. Once we have received confirmation that you have remembered Alumni & Friends in your estate plans and you have submitted the Legacy Society form, you will be listed in all Alumni & Friends publications as a member of the Legacy Society.

For Further Information

If you wish for more specific information regarding a planned gift, or wish to advise us of any friends or relatives who might be interested in remembering Alumni & Friends in their estate plans, please contact us at 212-595-1301 or zoe@alumniandfriends.org.

All inquiries will be strictly confidential.