The Golden Pond Legacy Society

Marjorie Jolidon was never able to attend performances at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. By the time the Kate opened, Marjorie was homebound and limited to her classic movies on television – but still she was interested in what went on at the Kate. A lifelong music teacher, organist, and president of several musical organizations, she listened attentively when her neighbors and caretakers talked about the events they had seen at the new arts and culture venue on Main Street.

Little did her neighbors know that their words inspired Marjorie to find a way to support the Kate, support we first learned about when contacted by her estate. In her will, Marjorie had left the Kate a very generous gift, a gift the board elected to use to create an endowment fund. This fund will help preserve the Kate for generations of local residents who will grow up with the Kate as an integral part of their community.

Marjorie wasn’t wealthy, but her gift left a legacy of cultural wealth for thousands of children and adults in the decades to come.

The Golden Pond Legacy Society recognizes donors such as Marjorie who have chosen a planned gift to honor their commitment to the Kate and its programming. Including the Kate in your estate plans will allow the Kate, through time, to expand the reach of its mission and vision.

Recognition in the Golden Pond Legacy Society honors a donor’s commitment to a healthy future for the Kate. Gifts may be unrestricted or made specifically to support something of significance to you, such as arts education programming.

How to qualify for recognition in the Golden Pond Legacy Society:

  • You can remember the Kate in your will with a gift of cash, bonds, stocks or appreciated assets and property that specify they are being designated to the Kate.
  • The Kate may be designated a beneficiary (in whole or in part) of a life insurance policy, individual retirement account (IRA) or charitable trust.

To make a gift of stock to the Kate, please instruct your brokerage firm to “DTC” to Edward Jones DTC#0057 FBO Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center/Account Number 265-16049-1-6. Specify the number of shares of a particular company you would like to donate.

Have you already included the Kate in your will? We would love to know so that we can acknowledge your gift and welcome you into the Golden Pond Legacy Society. Please contact Robin Andreoli, Director of Development & Community Relations at 860-510-0473 x213 or via email.

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) cultural non-profit so all gifts are tax deductible under the law.