Planned Giving

Leave Your Legacy with a Gift to the M.

Contribute to the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s future by planning for a special gift, such as a bequest in your will or a trust that pays you income. There are many creative and flexible planned giving options that can benefit you and the museum. Donors who contribute through a planned gift or make a provision for the museum in their estate plans are recognized as members of the M Legacy Society.

With a planned gift, you can:

  • Make a larger charitable gift than you thought possible
  • Take care of the financial needs of your family first
  • Provide inheritances for your heirs at a lower tax cost
  • Reduce your income tax and even avoid capital gains taxes
  • Diversify your investment portfolio
  • Increase income and effective rate of return
  • Leave a legacy without giving up assets

One easy way to include the M in your estate plan is to name the Minnesota Museum of American Art as a beneficiary of your donor-advised fund, retirement plan, IRA, or life insurance policy. Doing so is as simple as filling out a beneficiary designation form from your plan provider or administrator.


Christine Durand
Director of Advancement