Planned Giving
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How to Give

How to Give

Supporting Plains Art Museum can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Bequest
    Designate Plains Art Museum as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover for those 70 ½ years of age or older. As a result you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate your Museum as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to your Plains Art Museum's Endowment in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • IRA to Gift Annuity Rollover
    You may be looking for a way to help further our mission and enhance your income. If you are 70 or older, you can make a one-time IRA rollover to fund a charitable gift annuity and receive fixed payments for life.
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  • Donor Advised Fund
    A donor advised fund (or DAF) might be a great solution for you. You can use a DAF to distribute gifts to numerous charities.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years. The remainder transfers as a charitable gift to Plains Art Museum to continue our important mission for generations to come.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years. The remainder transfers as a charitable gift to Plains Art Museum to continue our important mission for generations to come.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to Plains Art Museum for a set number of years not to exceed 20 years. After that time you or your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to Plains Art Museum to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life. Most importantly, you are able to make an impact on our mission for generations to come and save on the taxation ramifications for yourself and your loved ones.
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  • Bargain Sale
    Plains Art Museum will purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the gift portion of the sale which is the difference between the market value and purchase price, and in doing so leave a legacy for your Museum.
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  • Give It Twice Trust
    This is a trust established at your passing that is funded with a highly taxed asset, such as your IRA. It funds a trust that provides your children with a stream of income for a set number of years and the remainder makes a generous legacy gift for your Museum.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You transfer the deed to your property to Plains Art Museum but retain the right to use the property during your lifetime. When you decide to move or have passed on, your Museum uses the income from the sale of the property as your legacy to continue our important mission.
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