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An Example of How it Works

When Tom and Martha got married, they made a point to put together a will to protect their assets. They both loved the Fairmont Opera House and decided to include a bequest of $20,000 to us in their will.

As Tom and Martha’s family grew to include three children, they decided to revise their gift to ensure their children’s future financial security. They met with their attorney and simply revised the bequest language* so that their gift to the Fairmont Opera House was now a percentage of their estate instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing when they die, their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.

* I give the Fairmont Opera House, 45 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031 (____ % of the residue of my estate) or ($___________ ) to be used by the Fairmont Opera House wherever the needs and opportunities are greatest.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Blake Potthoff at 507-238-4900 or at for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including the Fairmont Opera House in your will or estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the Fairmont Opera House in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Fairmont Opera House, Inc.
Address: 45 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031
Federal Tax ID Number: 41-1408912


The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

Help Continue Our Mission

You want to leave money to the Fairmont Opera House in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence*, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to the Fairmont Opera House in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.







45 Downtown Plaza
PO Box 226
Fairmont, MN 56031

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