Your Gift Makes a Difference

When you include the International African American Museum in your planned giving,
you're making a commitment to amplify African American history and culture
beyond your lifetime!

Is the museum already included in your estate plan? 

A Gift in Your Will

A gift in your will continues your support of the museum’s important mission and allows you to make an even bigger impact than you ever thought possible! Whether you give a set amount, or a percentage of your estate, your gift will be a high-impact gift that will empower the museum for years to come. Learn more >

Don’t have a will yet? As a thank you for being a friend of the museum, FreeWill is happy to help you write a legal will that is 100% free to you. Start here.

A Gift of Stock

If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to share a gift with the museum, consider a gift of stock. When you give appreciated stock that you’ve owned for more than a year, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction when you itemize.
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A Gift From Your IRA

If you’re 70½ years old or order, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the museum, and receive tax benefits in return! You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to the museum, without having to pay income taxes on the money. This gift option is known as qualified charitable distribution (QCD) and is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover.

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Did you know that there are additional assets not covered in a standard will or trust? If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, these are called “non-probate assets” and they need to be planned for separately. Using this online tool, you can log all of your assets, name IAAM as a beneficiary to strengthen our mission, and receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker.

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Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Society

When you include the International African American Museum in your planned giving, you become a member of the Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Society to recognize your commitment to the lasting impact of sharing the stories of the African American journey. A native of Sumter County, South Carolina, Bethune was born to former slaves just ten years after the end of the Civil War; she decided early on that education was the key to bettering her life and that of her community. Generations later, her legacy of commitment to education and storytelling lives on.

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Questions? Get in Touch!

We know there are a lot of options, and we are here to help! For more information, or for help determining the best ways to support the museum, please contact our Major Gifts Officer, Ginny Deerin! Reach out by email at: or by phone at 843 823-7650.