A planned or deferred gift is one that is arranged during one's lifetime, but the benefit to PAFA is deferred to a future date. 遗赠, charitable remainder trusts, 爱尔兰共和军的计划, 退休计划, life insurance plans and gifts of art are all ways to support PAFA through planned giving.
For additional information about planned giving opportunities at PAFA, please contact the Development Department using the form below, 或者拨打(215)972-2077. All conversations will be held in strict confidence.
The foregoing estate planning ideas, 描述, and illustrations are provided as an educational service and should not be interpreted as financial or legal advice. Please consult your own financial and legal advisors for the plans and instruments most appropriate for your particular circumstances.
约翰W. “Jack” Merriam (1908-1994) was a local entrepreneur and philanthropist who was deeply committed to the arts in Philadelphia during his lifetime. He served on PAFA’s 董事会, chaired its 欧博allbet(官网) Committee, and made the largest estate gift to PAFA in its history. His gift to PAFA was accompanied by several important works of American art, including the mosaic masterpiece 梦想花园, designed by PAFA alumnus Maxfield Parrish and produced by Louis Comfort Tiffany, which graces the lobby of The Curtis Center.
约翰W. Merriam Society honors those individuals who have provided for the future by including PAFA in their estate plans. 约翰·W. Merriam Society will be recognized in the Annual Report and receive invitations to attend special events. Your planned gift can also remain anonymous if you prefer.
A bequest is a very simple way to provide a planned gift to PAFA and often allows donors to make significant contributions that may not have been possible during their lifetime. You may leave a specific amount, specific percentage of the full estate or your entire estate to PAFA. If you have an interest in establishing a fund for a specific purpose, please contact the development office for guidance.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Remainder Unitrusts (CRUT) and Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts (CRAT) are types of trusts that make payments either to you or your chosen beneficiary, for either life or for a specific term of years. At the expiration of the trust, the remainder of the funds is given to PAFA.
You may designate PAFA as a beneficiary of part or all of the remainder of your IRA or retirement plan. Since these are assets upon which income tax is deferred, they are attractive for charitable purposes. 来做这种礼物, you must notify your plan’s administrator and complete a “change of beneficiary” form. PAFA is also pleased to accept IRA Charitable Rollover gifts.
You may name PAFA either as one of the beneficiaries or the sole beneficiary of a life insurance policy that you and your family may no longer require. You may also transfer ownership of a policy to PAFA. If the policy has a cash value, you will be eligible for an immediate tax deduction equal to that amount.
Collectors may make gifts of art as an irrevocable promised gift, 你遗嘱中的遗赠, or as a fractional interest gift, in which case you donate a percentage of the value of the work over a specified period of time. Gifts of works of art are reviewed by the 博物馆 director’s office and subject to approval by PAFA’s Collections Committee. Please visit the 礼物的艺术 page for more information.
Endowment Naming Opportunities
An irrevocable planned gift can be used to establish a named endowment fund that exists in perpetuity, 或者一段时间. The minimum for creating a named endowment at PAFA is $250,000.
The following list describes named endowment fund opportunities for which PAFA has a long-term commitment but short-term funding (in addition to staff positions including the archivist, 枕, 老师的椅子, 策展人, Dean of the 欧博allbet(官网) of Fine Arts, 和总统 & 首席执行官):
As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making. Your gift sustains our vision of nurturing artists at every turn in their career through our world-class museum and school.
Use the form to contact PAFA's Office of Development with questions 或者拨打(215)972-2077.