O.C. Cash loved barbershop singing and dreamed of spreading its harmony throughout the world. He set that dream in motion in 1938.
This dream continues today in the hearts and voices of thousands of Barbershoppers and their families throughout North America and around the globe.
The Founder’s Club of Harmony Foundation provides an ideal way for thousands of others to join in OC’s dream and create a legacy of their own at the same time.
Men and women who share O. C.’s love of close harmony now have a way to ensure the joys experienced through singing will be available for future generations.
Endowed gifts are held in perpetuity. Harmony Foundation invests your initial endowment gift and spends only a portion of the average annual investment return. The remaining income is reinvested with the principal as protection against the eroding effects of inflation. Thus, the benefactor who makes an endowment gift today finds gratification in knowing that this generosity will grow and continue to support its purpose far into the future.
There are many ways for people to become a member of the Founder’s Club. You are invited to consider the plan that best matches your desire to be part of keeping the dream alive.
Designing a Gift of Significance
Planned giving is the key to making a gift that may seem, at first, beyond reach. These are examples of planned giving opportunities, starting first with immediate:
Stocks & Bonds
Tangible Personal Property
Life Income Gift Plans
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Income to Harmony Foundation
Charitable Lead Trusts
Deferred Compensation Programs
Life Insurance Policies
Gifts in Your Will or Living Trust
Certain Percentage of Estate
Remainder After Specific Distribution
Gift of your home with the retained right to use during your lifetime(s)
These are some of the ways you can benefit the Society and its programs while minimizing your federal tax liability.
Our Invitation to You
The Board of Trustees of Harmony Foundation, Inc. cordially invites you to join The Founder’s Club in memory of O.C. Cash as a sincere expression of your hopes and dreams. By becoming a member, you will join the hundreds who have already made a significant commitment to the future of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Thoughtfully choose the plan best suited to meet your personal and charitable objectives. We trust you will make a generous commitment at the level of support that is appropriate for you. The following are the stated levels of membership.
There are many ways to achieve tax savings. And tax savings are important in planning a charitable gift, no question about it. But the greatest advantage of your gift will likely be the satisfaction in ensuring the future vitality of the Barbershop Harmony Society and its programs.
Many say, “I truly want to help. I only wish there were some way I could make a gift that really made a difference.” That sentiment may sum up the feelings of many of our friends. The fact is that there is a way – indeed, there are several ways of adding significance to our future.
We welcome the opportunity to supply you with additional information about any of these methods of giving and to discuss with you and your advisors how you might consider making your gift.