Planned Giving

A Planned Gift in your will is a significant and lasting way for you to leave a legacy of wonderful and exciting community based music. Your Planned Gift will provide you with a way to help ensure that current and future generations of recreational singers and musicians will continue to bring the Magic of Music to children, families, and seniors across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region for years to come. Your gift will also help community based singers and musicians who may be new to music or continuing their musical interests share their live music with the community through the Cosmopolitan Music Society’s music programs. Your legacy will help CMS continue to provide support for its wind band, choral, and jazz band ensembles. 

There is nothing like live instrumental or choral music to bring that special feeling of joy and exhilaration to the singers, musicians, and the audience.  Music transcends just its beautiful sounds to move and excite us while enhancing both our personal well being and those around us. 

How can you plan your Legacy Gift?   

Your legacy gift can be used to provide a source of “life-long income” to the Cosmopolitan Music Society or assist with the “current development and delivery” of programs and services.  You may also decide to support both CMS’s current and future programs by providing a portion of your Legacy Gift to each of the initiatives. Your Legacy Gift can help maximize your gift to the Cosmopolitan Music Society and minimize tax impact on your estate. 


One of the simplest ways to remember the Cosmopolitan Music Society in your estate plans is through your will. You can use simple language to designate your bequest to CMS. 

Gifts through your estate will Be Remembered and help CMS continue to grow and develop excellence in community based choral and instrumental music programs. You will also help ensure that live music continues to be an important cultural element of our community.   

Making a Gift is as simple as including this statement in your will: 

On the occasion of my death, I give ($_____________) or (%________) of my estate to the Cosmopolitan Music Society, an Alberta charitable organization located at 8426 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 4B4.        (Charitable Registration #: 106987407 RR 0001)    

If you are considering leaving a planned gift or bequest to the Cosmopolitan Music Society in your will, we recommend that you speak with your legal and/or financial advisor. 

I want to Pledge an Estate Gift to CMS

Your Planned Gift can be directed for use in the following way(s): 

  1. Your gift will be used by CMS where it is most needed.  
  2. Your gift will be added to the Cosmopolitan Music Society’s Endowment Fund, the funds of which are used to generate annual grants to help fund society programs and services in perpetuity for the long-term benefit of the society
  3. Your gift can be split and used to help both the most current and long-term needs of the society; example: 50% to current CMS needs and 50% added in the CMS Endowment Fund for the perpetual long-term benefit of the society. (Please ensure to identify a percentage split for each initiative.)