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Give a Bequest

By joining SFCMP’s Legacy Circle, you can ensure your love of contemporary music and your dedication to its future will exceed your lifetime. We would be honored to meet with you to discuss planned giving opportunities to the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

If you are considering becoming a Legacy Circle member, please contact Executive Director Richard Aldag at (415) 290-4174.


A former subscriber, Harold Wollack, left the first bequest to help underwrite the ensemble’s concerts and programs.

Our Legacy Circle gifts now provide approximately 30% of our operating income for each season. Your bequest to the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Legacy Circle will ensure the future of our music for lifetimes ahead.

What can my bequest accomplish?

As of 2020, 25% of our operating dollars come from our investment reserves.

Your bequest single-handedly, and in like-minded company, ensures that we build upon the existing donations that have built up this reserves account and that the operations of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players are secure. We are dependent upon our reserves quarterly payout. We have built this corpus of reserves from years and years of dedication from our patrons and most devoted fans. We now rely, with full trust and confidence, on this payout for our operating income, and we need the corpus to continue to grow to make up for operating payouts year after year.

Thank you for considering an investment in music and the music of our time.

Reserve payouts are used for the following:

Quarterly payout for operating expenses.

  • Funds bequeathed are invested in our organization’s investment accounts, with all income going to support concert and production activities.
  • If you notify us that you have arranged a bequest, we will ask your permission to recognize your support publicly.