The cast of the 2012 production of The Wizard of Oz. Photo by Greg Mooney.

The Legacy Society

Where prosperity encounters potential

Your generous support today helps grow the innovative programming both on the Alliance's stages and within the Atlanta community. With a little planning, you can leave a legacy that will fuel continued innovation far into the future. Cash contributions are always appreciated and useful. However, there are other creative and flexible options that can benefit you and the Alliance.

You may leave legacy gifts in the form of bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance designations, IRA/retirement plans, and charitable gift annuities. Due to their special tax advantages, planned gifts may allow you to meet your personal financial objectives while making a significant impact on the artistic and fiscal health of the Alliance.

While we strongly recommend that you consult your financial and/or tax advisor, some of the goals and benefits of planned giving are below. If you would like more information about giving to the Alliance in this way, please contact Caitlin Way at 404.733.4757 or


Goals & benefits in planned giving
Your goals Your strategy Your benefits
Make a gift for the Alliance's future that costs you nothing now. Include a gift from your will or trust (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate residue). A great way to help us build financial strength and provide resources that maintain our traditions.
Avoid capital gains liability and take an income tax deduction. Use appreciated securities instead of cash to make your gift. Buy low and give high — while avoiding capital gains tax.
Leave more of your estate to your heirs. Name the Alliance as a beneficiary of your retirement plan and leave less-taxed assets to your family. Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets and free up other property to pass on to your heirs.
Get benefits back from the assets you give to the Alliance — and thus make a larger gift. Create a life-income plan like a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder unitrust. Receive income from your lifetime, receive a charitable deduction, and diversify your holdings.
Reduce high tax liability now; gain additional income later. Establish a deferred gift annuity. A larger deduction and a higher income rate than our other life-income gifts offer.
Create a long-term gift that won't draw funds from your estate. Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy of coverage you no longer need. Increase your ability to make a significant gift.
Reduce gift and estate taxes and leave more of your assets to your heirs. Create a charitable lead trust to pay income to the Alliance for a fixed time, then pay the remainder to your heirs. Reduce gift and estate taxes and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.



To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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