Gifts From Your Will
Including the Science Museum in your will or trust is a fantastic way to make a donation that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
How does it work?
- When drawing up your will, simply include a bequest using language such as this.
- Choose whether to make your bequest unrestricted, to be used for general support of the museum, or indicate a specific purpose for your gift.
- Choose how much to give by specifying an exact amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate.
- When you've made your bequest, let us know so we can thank you, ensure that our records are up-to-date, and enroll you in our Fibonacci Society.
What are the benefits?
- All assets remain in your control and your current cash flow is unaffected.
- Allows you to care for your family and loved ones—you can gift a remaining portion of your estate so your family is taken care of first.
- Under current tax law there's no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests—the more you give, the more you can deduct.
- As easy to modify as changing what you want gifted in your will.
- Flexibility to choose what to give, how much, and for what purpose.
Who is this gift best suited for?
- Potentially anyone—you don't have to have a lot of money, but you should have a will.
- Those looking for a long-term plan rather than an immediate income-tax deduction.
- Those who are not in a position to make a large current gift but want to further the mission of the Science Museum.