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What Power Does Your Legacy Hold?
The new museum space better accommodates visitors, with redesigned gallery pathways to enhance educational experiences. Custom-built cabinets hold over 500 individual objects under secured glass, so visitors can pull out drawers to view objects more closely. Visitors can also utilize the new research area via the online collections database. New lighting and picture hanging systems provide curators greater flexibility when hanging and displaying exhibition objects.
Every year Daughters plan for their financial futures by creating wills and trusts, investing in retirement accounts and purchasing life insurance policies. They have many options to choose from that not only help secure a strong financial future for them and their families, but also provide an opportunity for them to make a lasting impact for the organizations that they care about.
Ann Delano Lampman (1938–2012) understood the power of a legacy gift. Upon her passing in 2012, Ms. Lampman left a bequest to make her vision of renovating the DAR Museum a reality. She designated over $500,000 to kick-start the recent Museum renovations. Through her gift, DAR was able to enhance and preserve the presentation of the American story for DAR members, guests and future Daughters.
This is one example of how a single legacy gift can make an impact. In the first five months of 2018, NSDAR received several bequests ranging from $200 to $2,000,000. Every dollar has helped to support the National Society and its work.
Throughout the year, NSDAR will provide resources including e-newsletters and website calculators that you can use as you continue your financial planning.
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We are here to offer timely information for personal estate planning and to help illustrate how to maximize the impact of your future contributions. Please contact the Office of Development at (800) 449-1776 or explore our website for more information.
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to NSDAR as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to NSDAR as a lump sum.