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Gift in a will

Gift in a will

Mary made a gift in her will as a tribute to her mother.

Mary: My mother and I were very close. People always told me I looked like her. Every time I answered the phone, people would think I was her because we sounded so much alike. Losing my mother was one of the hardest things Iíve ever gone through. She taught me how to play the piano and introduced me to a wide range of music including classical, jazz, gospel, and Broadway musicals.

When I was a child we would listen to records together for hours. When I hear certain songs, memories of my mother come rushing back to me. Music holds the precious memories of our life together. I canít think of anything more powerful than music. Thatís why I decided to leave a gift in my will to Oakland Symphony to honor my mother.

I have left a large percentage of my estate to Oakland Symphony in my will. I haven't put any restrictions on how they use my gift. I trust them to use it as they see fit. It gives me great satisfaction knowing that this gift will keep Oakland Symphony playing, and knowing they will honor my mother forever through this wonderful artform.

Is leaving a gift in your will right for you?


It's easy to include a gift to Oakland Symphony in your will or trust. Click here to review sample language to include in your will.

You might find it helpful to print this page and the sample language for your will. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If you or your attorney has any questions, please contact us.


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