A philanthropic gift now can be the legacy you leave behind. Living trusts, gifts of real estate, stock, or life insurance can benefit you now and impact the community for generations to come. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you will be supporting a strong, enduring organization of art and history – Bennington Museum.
Speak to a staff member of the Bennington Museum about your Planned Giving options. Contact the Bennington Museum Development Office at (802) 447-1571 for more information. We actively work with The Vermont Community Foundation to faciliate gifts in the most efficient, effective and powerful way possible.
Bennington Museum has partnered with the Vermont Community Foundation to issue charitable gift annuities. The Vermont Community Foundation helps build and manage charitable funds created by individuals, families, groups, organizations, and institutions to improve the quality of life in Vermont.
How does a charitable bequest work?
Making a bequest to benefit Bennington Museum is easy:
Is a charitable bequest right for me?
If you want to leave some or all of your estate to serve the charitable needs of Bennington Museum, you might consider a charitable bequest to the Bennington Museum Fund, a component fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. Charitable bequests are ideal for individuals who want a simple way to benefit our organization for generations to come.
With a charitable bequest you can choose to give a stated dollar amount, a specific property, a percentage of your estate, or many other types of assets. We are here to help you plan what works best for you.
What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?
A charitable gift annuity – or CGA – is a life income gift. When you establish a CGA, you support Bennington Museum with a cash or property gift, and in return, you receive a fixed income for life and an immediate income tax deduction.
Is a CGA right for me?
CGAs are ideal for individuals who:
Flexible CGAs are specially designed for individuals who want their annuity payments to start at a future date. The longer an annuitant defers payment, the greater the payment will be.