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Planned Giving

There are many opportunities for individuals to support the Anacostia Community Museum. Why not think ahead and make arrangements for a legacy gift with the support of bequests, large and small, or through other planned giving vehicles. Planned gifts help fund a variety of essential projects at the Museum, including special exhibitions, research, and scholarly publications; and collections preservation and acquisitions; as well as education and public programming.

Making a planned gift, such as including a bequest to the Museum in your will, or naming ACM as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, of a life insurance policy, or of your retirement fund, will make a difference for the Museum's future. Planned gifts can also benefit you financially, offering significant tax advantages for you and, in some cases, providing income for you or your chosen beneficiary for life.

Types of planned gifts include:

Legacy or Estate Gifts enable you to benefit the Anacostia Community Museum in your will or living trust; this can be especially useful for individuals who cannot currently make large gifts. Gifts of life insurance and retirement benefits will support ACM when you name the Museum as beneficiary of the remainder of your pension plan, 401(k), or IRA.

Life Income Gifts allow you to make a charitable gift now, while still providing for yourself and/or your selected beneficiaries. Examples of include charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, or deferred payment gift annuities.

Other planned giving considerations may include gifts of cash, securities, gifts to the permanent collection, or real estate.

The Anacostia Community Museum recommends that you discuss your gift plans with your own legal and financial advisors. Members of the Smithsonian staff will be happy to work with you and your advisors to ensure that your gift meets your goals and the Museum's needs. Please help ACM with its planning, and allow us to show you our appreciation by letting us know once you have incorporated the Museum into your estate plans.

If you would like more information about planned gifts, please contact:
Tykia Rodgers
Director of Advancement
202.633.4834 or

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