The Golden Pond Legacy Society

Be the pebble in the pond that creates a positive ripple effect

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MARJORIE JOLIDON was a lifelong music teacher, organist and president of several musical organizations. She was passionate about the arts and was an advocate for animals.
By the time the Kate opened, Marjorie was homebound and limited to her classic movies on television. She learned about all of the wonderful performances and fascinating cultural events taking place here at the Kate through friends and wanted to contribute to the Kate’s future.

A generous gift from her estate arrived to the Kate in 2013 and so began the Golden Pond Legacy Society. Today, Marjorie’s generosity continues to support quality arts and cultural events for audience members of all ages.

The Golden Pond Legacy Society recognizes donors who honor their commitment to the Kate and its programming through future giving. Your gift will ensure that you are remembered both by those who directly benefit from your generosity, as well as those who will be inspired by your example. Whether your estate is large, modest, or somewhere in-between, you can help ensure a healthy future for the Kate so that it will enhance our community through the arts today and be here for generations to come.

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.

When planning a future gift, you should consult your attorney, accountant, or wealth manager. This will help you find the form of giving that makes sense for you.

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 Endowment for the Kate

The Endowment for the Kate was established in 2013 to support the long-term sustainability of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. The goal is to build a restricted fund that will generate a percentage of interest each year for the Kate to support its mission.

  • A gift of cash, bonds, stocks or appreciated assets and property that specify they are being designated for the Endowment.
  • The Kate may be designated a beneficiary (in whole or in part) of a life insurance policy, individual retirement account (IRA) or charitable trust.
  • You can designate that a planned gift go toward the Endowment with the help of your attorney.

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

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.