Preserve the Experience for our Blue Knights

DENVER, CO – Donating to Ascend Performing Arts in your Will, Trust, or insurance will bolster the sustainability and longevity of our organization for generations.


A planned gift is an impactful deferred gift made after considerable thought on the part of the donor and his or her family. Types of legacy gifts include:
Marketable securities
Real estate
Life insurance
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Giving Annuities
Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable Bequests


Aside from certain financial benefits, a planned gift is a profound way to leave a legacy or create a memorial. Often legacy gifts create deep meaning for the donor and leave a generation-long memory of their passion for the arts. Though benefits may vary some that would accrue to you in this lifetime might take the form of:

An immediate federal income tax deduction for some or all of the value of the gift.

Elimination of capital gains tax at the time of the transfer, if the asset is in the form of securities or real estate that have appreciated in value (Marketable Securities).


Contact your financial advisor for guidance on making a bequest. For answers to your questions about making a gift to Ascend Performing Arts, you can reach us at 303 777-1937, or email us at [email protected].

Here is the information about Ascend that you will need:

Legal Name: Ascend Performing Arts, Inc.

Address: 3538 Peoria Street, Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80010

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN): 84-6037716

Sample language for making a bequest to Ascend Performing Arts:

“I give and bequeath to Ascend Performing Arts, Inc. (Blue Knights), Aurora, CO 80010 [the sum of $_________________________ or _________% of the remainder of my estate] to be used for the general purposes of the organization at the discretion of its board of directors.”

If you have arranged for a legacy gift, or for more information on how to plan a gift, please contact us at [email protected] or by phone at 303 777-1937 (ask for the Development Department.)

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