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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. 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 and Chief Development Officer, at 212. 595. 9533, ext. 318, or

Read a recent blog post on a new member of the Legacy Society.


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)