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Gift Planning

Play your part to ensure the future of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by including the BSO, Boston Pops, or Tanglewood in your long-term gift plans.
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There are many ways you can support the BSO, Pops, or Tanglewood through creative long-term gifts. With careful planning, your gift can:

  • Furnish you with an attractive income stream
  • Reduce the tax burden on you or your heirs
  • Provide for those who mean most to you

Most importantly, your gift will provide musical inspiration for so many in the future.

For more information on any of these options, including a personalized gift illustration, call the Office of Gift Planning toll free at 888-244-4694, email, or use the form at the bottom of the page. All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence.

Gift Planning Options

The Walter Piston Society

Established in 1987 and named for Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and noted musician Walter Piston, who endowed the BSO's Principal Flute Chair with a bequest, the Walter Piston Society recognizes and honors those who have provided for the future of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, or Tanglewood through one of a variety of irrevocable deferred gifts, or by including the BSO in their long-term plans.

Members of the Walter Piston Society are offered a variety of benefits, including invitations to events, lectures, and seminars in Boston and at Tanglewood. In addition, with a member's approval, Walter Piston Society members are recognized in program books and the BSO's annual report.

Download the Walter Piston Society Enrollment Form (PDF)

For more information, or to join the Walter Piston Society, call 888-244-4694 or contact us at