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Planned Giving

Planned Giving

A planned gift to the Mann is an investment in Philadelphia’s only outdoor cultural arts venue. It ensures that everything you cherish about this institution from the celebrated artists that grace the Mann stage year after year in beautiful Fairmount Park to the extensive education and community engagement programs that touch thousands of people each summer—all remain for generations to come.

Your generosity to future generations can also benefit you and your family through an:

  • Immediate tax deduction

  • Estate tax savings

  • Investment income

In planning your philanthropic endeavors, please consult your financial advisor, letting them know your intent to support the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

If you have any questions or if the Mann is already a beneficiary in your will in the form of an IRA, 401K, 403b, DAF, insurance premium, or another gift, please let us know by contacting Damaris South, Head of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, at | (215) 546-7900 EXT. 103, so we may acknowledge you as a member of The Legacy Society.

Ways to Give

QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution)

Tax-free rollover gift made from a traditional IRA – If given before December 31, your gift will meet the required minimum distribution.

Donor Advised Fund

A direct recommended gift to support the Mann through a flexible tax-free charitable fund.

Gifts of Securities

A stock gift that typically results in an income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities which includes appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. See below for account information for yourself or to share with your broker:

  • Account Name: Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • Broker Namer: Pershing LLC
  • Broker DTC Number: 0443
  • Account Number: QYY-020447

Please let us know the specifics of the stock name, the amount, and the date of the request when transferring your stocks to the Mann.

Matching Gifts

Make your donation go even further with a matching gift from your employer. Please contact your HR/Benefits office for further information and forms.


Designate all or a portion of your estate to the Mann through a gift in your will or trust.

Retirement Beneficiary

Establish the Mann as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan. If you are 70½ or older, you can use your required minimum distribution (up to $100,000) to make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA.

Life Insurance Beneficiary

Name the Mann as a beneficiary of your Life Insurance Policy.

Contact the Membership Office

For more information on other ways to give, please contact our Membership Office at
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