“Jack and I both felt — without even discussing it — we just knew it was the right thing to do: giving back to the community.” – Rebecca Benaroya
Some acts reverberate forever.
In 1993, Jack and Rebecca Benaroya made a commitment that would change the future of Seattle, the Seattle Symphony, and countless lives in our region and beyond.
The opening of Benaroya Hall transformed downtown Seattle and catapulted Seattle Symphony onto the world stage. Today, the orchestra is grounded in our diverse, innovative community — with global accolades, unforgettable performances, forward-looking new commissions, and deep partnerships with schools and community groups across the Pacific Northwest.
The Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Legacy Circle honors the Benaroyas' extraordinary leadership and impact. and provides an invitation and an opportunity for others to follow their example. From the groundbreaking gift that made the dream of Benaroya Hall a reality, to their faithful presence at performances, to estate gifts whose impacts are yet to be felt, the Benaroyas' story is about the passion, commitment and vision that can define a life — and a legacy that lasts well beyond it.
Joining The Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Legacy Circle
Regardless of your gift amount, when you make a legacy gift commitment, you join a group of the Seattle Symphony's closest and most dedicated supporters. You also have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of lifelong benefits, including:
- Invitations to Open Rehearsals throughout the year — an opportunity to enjoy our musicians performing and working on their craft in a casual setting, with coffee, tea and introductory remarks.
- Invitations to the Benaroya Legacy Circle's Annual Celebration, where you can enjoy an intimate event and performance while getting to know fellow supporters and Symphony musicians.
- Invitations to the Symphony's Annual Meeting to learn about the state of the Symphony and hear where your support will take us next.
- Prominent recognition in the Encore concert program, online donor listings and on the Benaroya Legacy Circle donor wall.
Questions? If you have already made a gift to the Seattle Symphony through your estate, or would like more information about the Benaroya Legacy Circle, please contact Senior Director of Individual Giving Rob Wiseman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.215.4883.
Please also discuss your individual situation and goals with a qualified estate attorney, tax attorney or other advisors.
Thank you for your support of the Seattle Symphony!
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