PLANNED GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Your gift to the International African American Museum will amplify African American history and culture for generations to come.
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE LEGACY SOCIETY
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 high-impact gift will empower the museum for years to come. You will also 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 just ten years after the end of the Civil War to formerly enslaved parents. She recognized 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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PLANNED GIVING
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.
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.
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.