Giving Options

Ways to Give2022-11-30T12:37:51-05:00

Gifts by Will or Trust

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals, maintain control of your assets, and benefit the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Naming Us in Your Assets

While you may transfer many of your assets through your will or living trust, a document called a beneficiary designation controls distribution of your retirement plans, life insurance policies, commercial annuities, and a variety of financial accounts.

The IRA Gift (QCD)

The IRA charitable rollover (also called the Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) is a great way to make a tax-free gift to the James A. Michener Art Museum.
lecture at the museum

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder unitrust can help you maintain or increase your income while making a significant gift to the James A. Michener Art Museum. The charitable remainder unitrust is highly flexible. You can easily make gifts of assets that are not easily converted to cash using the unitrust. If your unitrust grows, your payments will grow too, providing a potential hedge against inflation.
painting inside the museum

Charitable Lead Trust

Make a substantial gift to the James A. Michener Art Museum in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.
children in the museum learning

Retained Life Estates

Donate your home, farm, or a second home to the Michener Art Museum and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live in your home for the rest of your life. If you itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard deduction you could save significant income taxes.
outdoor sculpture in winter snow

Bargain Sale

Receive immediate cash and make a gift to the James A. Michener Art Museum by selling to us a valuable asset, such as real estate, for less than it is worth.
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