Gifts made to the Endowment Fund are used for the long-term support of the programs and activities offered by the Museum. Investment earnings generated by the gift are distributed for programs and services. A portion of the earnings are reinvested with the principal to insure fund growth to keep up with inflation. A strong endowment fund provides security for future funding needs and ensures that the Museum’s programs and facilities will flourish for years to come.
The Legacy Society is a group of individuals who want to make an everlasting impact on the Tallahassee Museum to ensure that our region’s cultural history and natural environment is preserved. Legacy Society recognizes individuals who include the Tallahassee Museum in a planned or deferred gift through their estate planning. Planned or deferred gifts include: bequest through a will, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, gift of life insurance, real estate or other assets.
A well designed gift will not only help the Tallahassee Museum, but also help provide you with additional income, convert low income assets to higher income assets, help care for your survivors, avoid long-term capital gains tax, reduce estate taxes, and generate income tax deductions.
The Tallahassee Museum has many methods of recognizing your generosity. Our staff will work with you in arranging proper forms of recognition that reflect your gift’s purpose and your preferences. Gifts may also be given anonymously.
For more information on leaving a lasting impression please call Katherine Cline Ashler, Vice President of Philanthropy at 850-575-8684 ext. 131, or click here to make a gift online to the Tallahassee Museum Endowment Fund.