The Ultimate Gift: A Bequest in Your Will
Friends of VMFA often seek ways to perpetuate their support for VMFA’s mission. A bequest is a simple and effective way to continue your contribution to the VMFA Foundation beyond your lifetime. A bequest can:
- Endow your annual gift in perpetuity.
- Create an unrestricted endowment, providing flexibility to the VMFA Foundation to meet the museum's most pressing needs.
- Provide for the particular needs of the museum that you specify; your gift can, for example, endow a collection or a curatorial position.
A bequest is a simple gift to make with an attorney’s help. Bequest provisions can be written to suit your exact inclination, whether you wish to give the VMFA Foundation:
- A particular percentage of the estate’s value.
- A specific dollar amount.
- A particular item of personal property.
- A specific item of real property.
Notifying the Foundation will help to ensure that your gift is used as you intend and confirms that the gift’s designation makes the maximum contribution to VMFA’s mission to make art available to all Virginians. VMFA and the VMFA Foundation pledge to keep all such information secure and confidential, and to be good stewards of your gifts.
If you have already made a provision for the VMFA Foundation in your will, we thank you! We also ask that you please inform Jayne Shaw, our Director of Development.
The Glasgow Society – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Glasgow Society acknowledges the commitment of those forward-thinking individuals who include the VMFA Foundation in their financial or estate planning. The Glasgow Society now numbers more than 100 individuals, all of whom want to give beyond their lifetimes so that, through VMFA, the world of art can be manifested more strongly in Virginia.