Planned Giving

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Your planned gift helps assure the future of Ravinia.

An endowment or planned gift to Ravinia is an investment in the Ravinia Festival’s future. It assures that everything you value about Ravinia—from performances of the world’s finest classical music, to the incomparably beautiful concert setting, to young professional artist development, to nationally recognized community engagement programs—will remain a vital cultural touchstone for generations to come.


Types Of Gifts
Your visionary generosity to future audiences and artists can be given in many different ways, including direct payments to Ravinia’s endowment, the Fund to Assure Ravinia’s Future. Gifts to the endowment fund can even allow you or a beneficiary to receive an income for life. Planned gifts can also be easily made as bequests in your estate plans, after you have provided for any family and meaningful persons in your life to your satisfaction. The tools to extend your legacy at Ravinia include:

  • Will / Revocable trust bequest
  • Retirement plan designation
  • Life insurance designation
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable lead trust


Benefits and Recognition
You and your family can benefit directly from providing for Ravinia in your estate plans, including immediate tax deductions, estate tax savings, and investment income. By supporting the festival with a planned gift, you become a member of the prestigious Edward Gordon Society, named in memory of our esteemed longtime executive director, and receive several annual Ravinia benefits such as advance ticketing privileges as well as special recognition opportunities.

The exemplary generosity of members who have planned gifts valued at $100,000 or more is further recognized with membership in the Marion Lloyd Circle, which memorializes the distinguished 1971–75 Ravinia chairman.

Loved ones may also be honored by dedicating a tree or bench through the "To Beautify Ravinia" program or other commemorative opportunities.


Start Planning
If you are interested in supporting Ravinia through endowment or planned giving, you can begin by downloading and sending us a completed copy of this form:

Download Planned Giving Confirmation Form


Start a Discussion

If you would like more information about endowment or planned giving to Ravinia, Lisa Connolly will be glad to discuss options that relate to your interests and needs. She can be contacted at:

Lisa Connolly
Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
or 847-266-5494