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Planned Giving - What is Planned Giving?

What is Planned Giving?

Simply put, planned giving is making arrangements now for a charitable gift in the future. Usually, though not always, it is a part of a comprehensive estate plan.

Planning your estate enables you to look at those people and organizations that are most important to you, and gives you the opportunity to make a real difference for them. An estate plan is not only financially wise, it gives you control of your legacy.

Planned gifts can be complicated, but they don't have to be. While those with complex asset and tax situations can benefit from some of the more esoteric gift vehicles, some planned gifts can be executed in ten minutes without the need to hire professionals. Whatever your situation, the Science Museum of Minnesota can help you think through your options, provide examples and calculations, and work with you to achieve your goals.

Statistics show that sixty percent of Americans die without even a basic will. This can create headaches for heirs and loved ones, and thwart the dreams and wishes of the departed. We want to help. Please contact us to start—or continue your planning today.

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What kind of gifts are available?
There are many different kinds of planned gifts you can make. Learn about the options best suited for you.

Who else has given a planned gift?
Meet some of the people like you who have made planned gifts and hear their reasons for giving.

How do I give?
Contact us with any questions or to make a gift. We would also like to hear from you if you've already made a planned gift but haven't declared it.