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Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins

Planned Giving

Sample Language

A gift to SAB in your will or revocable trust will allow us to continue to train future ballet dancers for many years to come. A bequest:

  • is easy to arrange

  • will not alter your current lifestyle in any way

  • can be easily modified to address your changing needs

Specific Bequest:

Naming the School of American Ballet a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:

“I give and devise to The School of American Ballet, Inc., currently located at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023, the sum of $___________ (or description of specific property) to be used for its general purposes (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

Residuary Bequest

A residuary bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

“I give and devise to the School of American Ballet, Inc., currently located at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023, all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general purposes (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

Contingent Bequest

SAB can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled (for example, if another named heir predeceases you):

“If (insert name) is not living at the time of my death, I give and devise to the School of American Ballet, Inc., currently located at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023, the sum of $___________ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general purposes (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

If you make a bequest to SAB, you'll be eligible to join the Founders Society - a group of loyal friends who have made similar plans by naming SAB in their estate plans. To learn more, click here.

For more information please contact Meredith Robbins, Director of Development, at 212-769-6615 or mrobbins@sab.org. All inquires are confidential.