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Planned Giving

Become a Member of the Legacy Society

The Museum’s Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have made provisions for a future gift to safeguard our precious artifacts, preserve Survivor stories, and guarantee the continuation of our programs designed to educate future generations of Upstanders to combat rising hate and antisemitism.

Planned Gifts come in many forms and include ways to leave the Museum in your will with bequests, retirement plans (IRAs), or life insurance policies.

Give Through Your Will

A planned gift through your will allows you to donate a portion of your estate. IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement account funds can be donated to the Museum and in many cases, these funds may not be subject to state or federal taxes.

Retirement Accounts

IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement account funds can be donated to the Museum. When donated, these funds are not subject to state or federal taxes, and as a result, are able to retain their full value.

Life Insurance

Naming the Museum as your beneficiary to a life insurance policy is a generous way to support the Museum.

Gift Annuities

Gift annuities offer an opportunity for you to donate to the Museum while creating a consistent and reliable income stream.

Gifts of Real Estate and Artwork

Gifts of real estate and artwork can be donated to the Museum as an outright gift or as part of a charitable remainder trust.

Gifts of Appreciated Security

Gifts of appreciated security include stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. With this type of donation, you may avoid certain capital gains taxes.

To explore your complete Planned Giving options, please call the Museum Planned Giving Department at 847.967.4502 for a private discussion, or contact your tax adviser who can explain the financial advantages of various planned giving options.

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