Planned Giving

One Charitable Gift,
Lasting Legacy

  • Your gift will bring the Smithsonian and all it has to offer to future generations
  • You will become a member of the Smithsonian Legacy Society and receive invitations to lectures, behind-the-scenes tours and travel opportunities
  • You will enjoy tax benefits
About Bequests
You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.
Beneficiary Designations
Are you ready to plan your will or trust? We would like to send you our free Estate Planning Guide. This guide will provide you with helpful information to provide for your needs, your family's future and your favorite causes.
An IRA rollover allows people age 70 1/2 and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.