Planned Giving

Thank you for taking a moment to visit our planned giving website. Thoughtful gift planning gives you the opportunity to create a lasting impact by helping the Aspen Music Festival and School continue to be the preeminent summer institution of classical music education, performances, and presentations.


Designing your legacy now with a planned gift can be a rewarding and significant philanthropic investment in the organizations you treasure. Planned gifts to the Aspen Music Festival and School are typically directed to the AMFS endowment and will sustain the organization’s vision to offer transformational and inspirational experiences for students, artist-faculty, and audience members alike.

Planned gifts represent options that can be designed to meet your personal philanthropic and financial goals. Some planned gifts, such as a gift in your will, require no current outlay of funds at all. And other planned gifts, including the charitable gift annuity, make it possible to support our work, enjoy a tax deduction if you itemize, and receive a lifetime income at the same time. Please contact us if we can provide more information or begin a conversation about your philanthropic goals and interest in the Aspen Music Festival and School.

P.S.—We invite attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, and other professional advisors to use our Advisor Reference Tool. It provides more detailed information about planned giving concepts and techniques.

Contact us if you are interested in making a Planned Gift—call Lenor Leeds at 970-205-5062 or email


The Gordon and Lillian Hardy Planned Giving Society

In salute to the legacy of the Hardys, the Gordon and Lillian Hardy Planned Giving Society honors those donors who have given us the highest compliment—including our organization in their estate plans.

Visit our Hardy Society page to learn more about joining and to see a list of current members.


Will and Estate Planning Guide

A gift in your will is an easy, flexible way to ensure inspirational, transformational musical experiences for all. If you don't have a will yet, or if it's time to update your will, we can help.  

Request our complimentary Will and Estate Planning Guide.


Free access to legal documents through AMFS partnership with Giving Docs 

To benefit our alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters, the AMFS recently contracted with Giving Docsan independent third-party platform, to offer free lifetime access to online estate planning and other legal tools, legally binding in all 50 states. You can create or amend a will, establish healthcare directives, assign power of attorney, and more. You do not have to include the AMFS in your future planning and you do not need to disclose your private information to us—it is simply our gift to you!

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Disclaimer: The information featured on this website is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing on this website should be considered as the rendering of legal, accounting or other professional advice. Always consult your legal, tax or other professional advisor(s) before implementing a planned gift to charity.