One of the most important things you can do for yourself and those you care about is to plan your legacy thoughtfully. No matter your net worth, a current will and other estate planning documents are key to providing security for you and your family’s future.

Making a legacy gift in your will, also referred to as a “bequest,” is a simple way to make a gift to the Museum that has lasting impact. Bequests to the Museum in the form of cash, securities, and real estate or property are a significant source of support for Cedarhurst. Making a legacy gift is easy: you can designate a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, a fixed percentage of your entire estate, or leave your residuary estate after providing for your loved ones. And while unrestricted gifts allow the Museum to allocate funds to the areas of greatest need, your bequest can support a specific Museum program or collection. Cedarhurst donors have earmarked their legacy contributions to benefit a specific Friends Fund, secure a Naming Opportunity, etc.

No matter what you choose, your legacy gift will support Cedarhurst’s mission, ensuring that we continue to connect people to art, preserve community treasures, and generate creative energy for future generations.

Often, we are unaware that an individual has provided for Cedarhurst in their estate until their passing. We encourage advance notice so we can recognize you in our Legacy Society and ensure that your wishes are recorded and followed exactly as intended. If you prefer to remain anonymous, be assured that we will honor your wishes and respect the confidential nature of your gift.

We also encourage you to reach out to us if you are considering a planned gift. This conversation may reveal special donor opportunities, like a named endowment.