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Planned Giving: Legacy 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 Legacy 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 Legacy Society through a planned gift, please contact Karley Klopfenstein, deputy director for development, at 212. 595. 9533, ext. 318, or


Image: Fame Weathervane, attributed to E.G. Washburne & Company, New York City, c. 1890, copper and zinc with gold leaf, 39 × 35 3/4 × 23 1/2″, American Folk Art Museum, gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2005.8.62. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.



175 At Jennie Richee. Everything is allright though storm continues.
Henry Darger (1892–1973)