Founder's Society

Planned Giving

Museum founder August Heckscher gave his collection in perpetuity to be enjoyed by future generations.  One of the most powerful ways to sustain the Museum's mission over time is to build endowments in support of general operations in the areas of education, collections, exhibitions, and facilities.

Planned gifts are an essential part of this effort, which is why the Board of Trustees established the Founder's Society to recognize those who include The Heckscher Museum of Art in their will.

There are a number of ways of becoming a member of the Founder's Society, for example:

  • Including the Museum in your will as a beneficiary of a cash gift, stock, or other assets
  • Naming the Museum as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a retirement plan
  • Including the Museum in a life income agreement, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust
  • Establishing a charitable lead trust to benefit the Museum
  • Promising a gift of art to the Permanent Collection that is pre-approved by the Board of Trustees

With their permission, Founder's Society members' names will be listed in appropriate Museum publications and donor listings.  

For additional information about the Founder's Society, contact:

Michael W. Schantz, Ph.D.
Executive Director & CEO
schantz@heckscher.org
631.351.3250

Deborah Johnson
Deputy Director & Director of Development
johnson@heckscher.org
631.351.3006


 


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