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Planned Giving

Bequests, Annuities, and Trusts

There are many creative and flexible gift planning options that can benefit you, your loved ones, and the Museum. Planned giving can be as simple as including a bequest provision in your will or naming the Museum as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. If have any questions about a particular gift vehicle or are interested in learning more about gifts of life insurance or real estate or our pooled income fund, we encourage you to call our Planned Giving Office at (212) 769-5119 or email .




One of the simplest and most popular ways to support the Museum's future, a bequest provides a gift for the Museum in your will.



Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is an extraordinary way to make a gift to the Museum, create income for life and slice your tax bill—all in one arrangement.



Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts enable you to get the satisfaction of making a lifetime gift without the sacrifice.



Jesup Society

Donors who contribute through a planned gift or make a provision for the Museum in their estate plans are welcomed into the Museum's legacy society, the Jesup Society. Members of the Jesup Society receive the member newsletter, Life's Great Gifts, invitations to exhibition openings and exclusive Museum events, and other special benefits that are tailored to fit the gift.

Vickie Costa and Carl Zydney



Read what some of our planned giving donors have to say.

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