Alternate Giving

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Appreciated Assets
Planned Giving
Artifact Donation Policy

APPRECIATED ASSETS

Gifts of stock and other securities, real estate and other appreciated assets may yield the significant benefits of allowing you to bypass capital gains taxes while realizing a charitable income tax deduction equivalent to the full fair market value of your asset. Such contributions make your gift more valuable to the Museum at a lower real cost to you.

Please consult your tax professional for details and to discuss your personal options and circumstances.

To learn more, contact Deputy Director Donna Stein 310-216-1600 x 301 or email dstein@wendemuseum.org

PLANNED GIVING

The Wende Museum encourages individuals and families to support the Museum through their estates. Planned giving commitments play an integral role in sustaining the Museum for years to come and can serve as a continuing tribute to an individual or family's generosity. Even modest gifts make a lasting impact.

  • Consider making the Museum a contingent beneficiary of your trust, life insurance policy, IRA or other retirement plan account

  • Include the Museum in your will

  • Make a donation now through a Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Lead Trust, or Charitable Remainder Trust, which can provide significant tax and income benefits to you now

Estate gifts can be designated for operational support or special funds such as endowment or acquisitions.

Please consult your attorney or tax professional for details and to discuss your personal options and circumstances.

To learn more, contact Deputy Director Donna Stein 310-216-1600 x 301 or email dstein@wendemuseum.org


ARTIFACT DONATION POLICY

The Museum does not accept delivery of unsolicited artifact donations.
All artifact donations must be reviewed and approved in advance by the Collections Department.

A few of the criteria for consideration of artifacts include whether an item(s) is already represented in the collection and/or fits into the Museum’s acquisition priorities and whether the Museum can properly store and care for the item(s) indefinitely.

Acquisition priorities reflect thoughtful strategic planning, and are based on factors ranging from physical and financial resources, artifact stability and availability, diversity within the current collection, upcoming programming, and even research requests.

As a responsible caretaker, the Museum cannot accept items that it does not feel it can adequately care for given its resources or that might require disproportionate resources to maintain. The Museum may require that a financial commitment accompany donations of artifacts requiring significant maintenance.

To speak with someone about donating individual artifacts or entire collections, please contact Chief Curator Joes Segal by email at jsegal@wendemuseum.org.