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Join the Visionaries!
The Heckscher Museum’s quality educational experiences have benefited generations of Long Island students, teachers, families, and adults.
In 1920, philanthropist August Heckscher made transformative gifts to the community of Huntington. He commissioned the building of a museum that became the centerpiece of an 18-acre public park, and then donated his notable collection of American and European art. Mr. Heckscher’s generosity created a vibrant cultural and educational center for people of all ages, especially children.
The Visionaries advance this spirit of generosity and forward thinking through planned giving.
There are several ways to include the Museum in your estate plan.
A specified dollar amount as designated in your will.
Securities & Assets
Specific assets such as stocks, bonds, annuities, and mutual funds. Other options are to designate the Museum as the beneficiary of an IRA, retirement fund, life insurance policy, or donor advised fund.
A percentage of the total financial worth of your estate after all other obligations are settled.
Gift(s) of Art
Gifting work(s) of art pre-approved by the Museum’s Board of Trustees
We welcome the opportunity to work with you to identify tax-beneficial ways to support The Museum’s not-for-profit educational mission!
Including the Museum in your plans is an important way to ensure that our programs and services continue to enrich the lives of others in the years to come.
Estate Tax Savings
An outright gift to The Heckscher Museum from your estate, whatever the amount, may carry state and federal tax benefits. Please consult your attorney or financial advisor for strategies that work best for you. The Heckscher Museum of Art is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization.
Ask about named opportunities for education, curatorial, exhibition, and facilities initiatives. Keep in mind that your gift could be dedicated in honor or in memory of another person.