Why do people like making planned gifts?
Planned gifts (most commonly a donation made in your will or trust) cost nothing today and allow you to make an incredible impact, which is why so many people choose to make them.
There are some other exciting but less common gifts — scroll down to learn more!
Popular Gifts for the Future
Explore the types of gifts that Museum supporters often choose to make. Many people make these gifts to honor a loved one, or to show what’s important in their life.
Gifts in a will or trust
Donations in your will or trust are (by far) the most popular type of planned gift. Learn more, or get help starting your will or trust— for free!
Popular gifts for Today
Donor Advised Funds
Easily recommend grants to National Museum of Wildlife Art for tax-efficient giving.
Stocks and securities
Many people love donating stock or mutual funds because it may help them avoid paying capital gains taxes.
Qualified Charitable Distributions
Use your IRA to make tax-free gifts that benefit you and our mission.
Please let us know if you’ve already included us in your estate plans!
Letting us know is incredibly helpful to our team, and helps to make sure your gift is used the way you want it to be.
Did you know there are creative ways to support the National Museum of Wildlife Art? Ways in which the Museum, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?
Such giving techniques are called “planned gifts,” because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and the Museum.
Planning your estate and legacy for future generations, including your charitable interests, takes careful evaluation. Consulting with the appropriate professionals can assist you. Discussing your charitable intentions with us can lead to a much better result than going it alone — and will ensure that your gift is used just as you wish. We can provide valuable information about any of the creative giving techniques mentioned in these planned giving pages.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Many people choose to leave a percentage of their estate, which scales up or down with your estate size.
Yes! We always respect wishes for anonymity, we just ask that this be clearly communicated to our staff in advance.
We’ve partnered with FreeWill to help you make a will or trust at no cost to you. You can use this to complete your plans, or you may choose to use the same tools to get your affairs in order before visiting an attorney (who is likely to have a fee associated with finalizing your plans).
Yes. You are always free to revise or update your estate plans.
Yes! FreeWill will never share your personal information without your permission.