Plan Your Legacy.

Leave a lasting legacy with Ballet West by designating a planned gift. Your generous contribution will support our talented artists, our renowned repertory, the Ballet West Academy, and our vital education and outreach initiatives. By joining our Encore Society, you'll play a leading role in preserving the remarkable legacy of Ballet West for generations to come! 

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There are many ways to make your planned gift:

Retirement plans

Name Ballet West as a beneficiary on your retirement account, or make a qualified charitable distribution (tax-free) directly from an IRA.

Life insurance

Name Ballet West as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy, or on a part of a policy. 


Make a provision in your will for a donation to Ballet West, either as a specific amount or as a percentage of your estate.  

Charitable gift annuities

Receive a fixed annual income for life in exchange for donations or assets transferred to Ballet West. 

Charitable remainder trusts

After identifying the terms and conditions for fulfillment, remaining assets in such a trust will be gifts to Ballet West. 

Real estate

A gift of real estate may include an outright gift, or a gift with a retained life estate – enabling you to live in in your home for as long as you wish, or for the rest of your life, and thereby avoiding estate tax liability. Please consider consulting an estate attorney about gifting real estate. 


Ballet West does not intend this information to represent legal or tax advice, or to substitute for such advice. We urge you to consult a professional advisor when considering charitable gift planning options.  Your attorney, financial planner, or tax advisor may need Ballet West’s legal address and/or tax identification: Ballet West, Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, 52 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Ballet West is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with tax ID 87-0264274.


Ballet West will acknowledge your planned gift, and membership in the Encore Society, in the following ways: 

  • Your name listed on the Encore Society page of each Ballet West production playbill; 

  • Your name listed on the Encore Society page on the Ballet West website; 

  • Each year, Ballet West will honor those who have chosen to give a planned gift by dedicating a performance to the Encore Society. For that performance, Ballet West will offer each living Encore Society member two complimentary tickets. 

If you have any questions regarding Ballet West’s Encore Society, please contact Development Department at or call 801-869-6920.