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Ways to Give

Create Your Legacy Through a Planned Gift

Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. But did you know that a planned gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life? You can even make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will).

Six Ways to Make a Planned Gift

To read about one of the six basic ways to make a planned gift, select the one below that best fits your situation.

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Gifts by Will
Bequests allow you to secure an estate-tax deduction for the value of your gift.

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Gifts That Pay You Income
You can support the Museum and retain income for yourself and loved ones.

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Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Lead trusts allow you to benefit the Museum now, then your heirs.

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Gifts of Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to the Museum.

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Gifts by Estate Note
An estate note is an irrevocable pledge or debt against the donor's estate.

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What to Give
Giving cash is simple, but giving assets such as stocks often offers additional tax savings.


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