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Planned Giving: Clarion Society

Bequests and charitable remainder trusts can provide important financial and tax benefits to both you and the museum. Members and friends who commit to leaving such a lasting legacy are recognized with membership in the Clarion Society and receive invitations to exclusive events, a certificate of recognition, and a listing in the museum’s December e-newsletter. Participation can also be anonymous. We would be delighted to work with you to structure a gift that best meets your goals.

For more information on joining the Clarion Society through a planned gift, please contact Elizabeth Kingman, deputy director for administration and development, at 212. 595. 9533, ext. 346, or


Image: Elephant Weathervane, artist unidentified, probably Bridgeport, Connecticut, late nineteenth century, paint on pine with iron, 19 1/2 x 48 1/4 x 1″, American Folk Art Museum, gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2005.8.55. Photo © John Bigelow Taylor, New York.