Planned Giving


Thank you for your interest in learning more about how you can have a lasting impact on the future of music education, quality, culturally rich performances, and community-wide youth programs that spark imagination and create traditions to inspire, unite and ignite a passion for symphonic music for generations to come.

New West Symphony as a professional orchestra offering internationally acclaimed guest performances, musical series. seasonal traditions and educational outreach, is a vibrant community resource that reverberates among individuals of all ages and backgrounds – filling a vital gap when it comes to access to the arts. On this site, you will learn how you may wish to make a sound investment when it comes to supporting and expanding performing arts and music education in our region. Enjoy peace of mind considering options that can provide increased tax benefits to positively impact you and your family now, and in the future while benefiting New West Symphony at the same time!

Leaving a legacy is a very personal matter. Bequests and planned gifts of all types and sizes are the ultimate demonstration of your belief in a commitment to supporting a culturally healthy, vibrant community where the arts are a part of everyone’s experience.  

Supporting New West Symphony outside of annual subscriptions and performances means increased community connection and many more musical memories will be built over lifetimes to come. Please call on us, we are here to support and answer your questions or refer you to qualified professionals who can guide you in your decision-making process.

How to Get Started…

  1. Contact Natalia Steneva, (805) 435-2785 or or fill out this brief form so we can support you wherever you are in your planning process.
  2. Schedule a time to meet so we can learn more about your priorities and what you would find most meaningful. For example, do you prefer to make a gift that makes an impact today, or an impact in the future or impacts New West Symphony now and in the future?  We are happy to discuss various ways in which you may wish to continue to enjoy your relationship with New West Symphony while helping to build a future for the arts as part of a legacy you and you and your family can enjoy right away.
  3. Seek supplemental learning tools and resources such as a free Estate Planning Guide. Read examples of how others have decided to leave a legacy.
  4. Consult with a tax or estate planning professional to create or update your will or estate plan.

We are here to support you throughout this process and hope you will find great satisfaction knowing that you are joining an exceptional group of individuals who have chosen to include New West Symphony in their will or estate plan, or to make New West Symphony a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement account, gift annuity or charitable trust.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to connecting with you and supporting your journey in creating a meaningful legacy!



Natalia Staneva
Chief Executive Officer

Michael Christie
Artistic Music Director