Meet Our Donors

Bill Hopkins and Richard Anderson


We attend lots of theater in Washington, and the Kennedy Center is tops in providing the "big show" experience to complement the abundance of high quality performances at our smaller theaters. We wanted to support the Kennedy Center in a substantial way that would not detract from our continuing needs for income during our lifetimes. The two-life charitable gift annuity does just that. We receive income for the rest of both of our lives, and the Center gets a large contribution after we both are gone. Win-win for all concerned. The great staff knew just how to word the contract to avoid unwanted tax consequences, to give us a large immediate tax deduction, and to provide continuing income (half of which is tax free) for life. The benefits of membership in the Roger L. Stevens Society, which accompany the annuity, add greatly to our enjoyment of the Kennedy Center experience.

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