The Muny Endowment

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Part of the reason The Muny has been around for nearly a century is that fiscal responsibility is equally as important to us as presenting the very best musical theatre possible. We realize that the rising costs of producing shows could soon get in the way of other important goals: keeping tickets reasonably priced and offering free admission each night to 1,500 audience members in the Free Seats. To balance our artistic standards with our desire to remain fiscally healthy, we have established The Muny Endowment. We hope you will make an investment in The Muny's future with a gift to The Muny Endowment.

Getting Started

The following information may be of help when considering your gift to The Muny Endowment:


Bequests and Charitable Planned Gifts

Remembering The Muny in your estate plan or through a beneficiary designation is an especially easy way to become a part of Muny history even if you do not have the ability to make a cash gift today. Charitable Remainder Trusts using real estate or appreciated stock can leave a legacy for The Muny as well as provide you with income today.  We hope you will consider directing your bequest or charitable planned gift to The Muny Endowment.

Options For Giving

There are several options for you when making your bequest or charitable planned gift:

Gifts of Cash

The Muny gratefully accepts gifts of cash, personal or corporate checks, credit cards transactions with Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Make checks payable to:

The Muny
#1 Theatre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112

To make a Gift of Cash with a credit card, or for additional questions on Gifts of Cash, please contact The Muny's Development Department at (314) 361-1900 x328.

Gifts of Stock

For gifts of stock to the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis (dba The Muny), please contact Lucie Springmeyer or Sonja Furiya in our Development Office at 314-361-1900 ext. 328/327

The Muny will proivde stock transfer instructions.

Bequest - Retirement IRA Plan Assets
No Minimum Contribution

Using the "right" asset for a charitable bequest can have favorable tax advantages for your family by preserving the value of your bequests to them. A simple beneficiary designation form is all you need to complete an IRA gift to The Muny and:

  • Reduce or eliminate a potential income tax burden to your heirs
  • Receive an estate tax deduction for the value of your IRA
  • Guarantee that your heirs pay no income or capital gains tax on the untaxed portion of your accumulated retirement plan

For more information or to make a gift please contact Lucie or Sonja in our Development Department at 314-361-1900 ext. 327/328 .

Charitable Gift Annuities

(mature CD)


Mary Jones
(age 65)


The Muny


2% Annuity*
($500/yr for life)

Suggested Minimum Contribution: $25,000

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a great way to make a gift to The Muny of a certificate of deposit or cash and in return you enjoy:

  • Income for life
  • Generous fixed rate of return based on your age or your spouse's age
  • Special tax benefits, including a charitable income tax deduction, avoiding capital gains tax, and reduced estate taxes

To make a gift to The Muny in the form of a Charitable Gift Annuity, please contact Lucie or Sonja in our Development Department at 314-361-1900 ext 328/327.  


*For demonstration purposes only

Charitable Remainder Trusts



Mary Jones
(age 65)

The Muny


2% Charitable Trust*
($500/yr for life)

Suggested Minimum Contribution: $25,000

A Charitable Remainder Trust may be right for you if you would like to continue to receive income from an appreciated asset you would like to sell, such as:

  • Stock
  • A second home
  • Farm property
  • An interest in a small business


Charitable remainder trusts allow you to make a gift to The Muny, but choose the income rate you want, receive a charitable income tax deduction, avoid capital gains tax, and reduce your estate taxes.


*For demonstration purposes only

Additional Information

To learn more about The Muny Endowment or to discuss your options when considering a bequest or charitable planned gift, please contact the Development Department at The Muny by calling (314) 361-1900 x328.

The Muny is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is
to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all,
continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park.

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The Muny, #1 Theatre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112, (314) 361-1900
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