Gift Planning

When you plan a gift to support Stephens Auditorium or Fisher Theater, you are helping to create the experience that will change lives far into the future. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or after your lifetime, we can help you find an option that meets your needs.

A Personal Way to Give

Use Your Will to Transform Lives

You want to extend your impact at Iowa State University. You also want the flexibility to change your plans in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence, you can include a gift to the Stephens Auditorium’s Performing Arts Fund in your will or living trust. This type of donation will help change the lives of future generations for years to come.

Beneficiary Designations Are Easy and Flexible

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their will or estate. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using:

  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Commercial annuities

It only takes three simple steps to make this type of gift. Here’s how to name the Stephens Auditorium’s Performing Arts Fund as a beneficiary:

  • Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.
  • Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
  • Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.

Create a Lasting Tribute

Honor someone special with a future gift in their name. If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Stephens Auditorium or the performing arts, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting excellence in programming at Stephens Auditorium. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in our community.