Create A Legacy - The Legacy Circle

Birch Creek at night

The Legacy Circle was created to help guarantee Birch Creek's financial stability far into the future. A planned gift is a resource upon which Birch Creek can rely for years to come. Large and small, these gifts are vital to the success of Birch Creek's future. Many donors have found that time spent considering what to give, as well as when and how to structure their contributions, can help them make more meaningful gifts while meeting personal planning goals as well.

Birch Creek gift planning options include:

Birch Creek Legacy Circle Member Charlotte Lukes

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
  • Retirement Packages
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Gifts of Real Estate




"I have placed Birch Creek in my will." For twelve years, Door County resident Charlotte Lukes (above) has been closely involved with Birch Creek.

"In that time, I've seen how well the school's mission is being fulfilled. Students have said their two weeks of learning and performing with our wonderful faculty is life changing. I want to see this continue for many years. That is why I have placed Birch Creek in my will."

"A Legacy Gift is a promise for the future, for growth and success."

Cynthia Stiehl
Cynthia Stiehl

"There are many different summer music programs in the country, but I am unaware of anything that even closely resembles Birch Creek. What is accomplished in two weeks boggles the mind. Students are focused and work tirelessly at their music. Their enormous enthusiasm, combined with an excellent faculty, allows something beautiful and intangible to take place. The audiences are recipients of these gifts.

Birch Creek's educational and mentoring programs have changed the lives of many - some in our own community. I am proud I can include Birch Creek in my planned giving. It is a promise for the future, for growth and for success."

"The Legacy Program gives us the opportunity to

keep this music alive."

Bill & Marti Thompson
Bill and Marti Thompson

"We marvel at the dediction and excellence of the staff and faculty at Birch Creek. Their interest in, and love for, studentsis exceptional. The faculty exemplifies outstanding experience, professionalism and musicianship, and Birch Creek is blessed to have so many faculty return year after year.

We feel the Legacy program gives us the opportunity to help sustain the Birch Creek tradition of excellence in music and to give the Birch Creek students the opportunity to keep this music alive for future generations."

"We were astounded by the quality of the music we heard."

Tom & Marlys Regan
Tom and Marlys Regan

"At an evening concert at Birch Creek years ago, my wife, Marlys, and I were astounded by the quality of the music we heard. Motivated by the students' performance, we began what we considered to be our privilege: an annual contribution to Birch Creek. Our gift would provide future young musicians with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of learning from and performing with some of today's best musicians and educators.

We were inspired to think beyond our lifespan when supporting Birch Creek. Therefore, we have made arrangements in our trust to set aside a portion to go to Birch Creek. By doing so, we hope to keep Birch Creek going...and growing...for young people from all over the United States through our legacy gift. Please join us in doing the same."