We rely greatly on the generous and forward-thinking supporters who have remembered the American Frontier Culture Museum in their wills. These supporters become member of the Frontier Legacy Society.
The Frontier Legacy Society initiative offers you and your family an opportunity to create a lasting legacy throughout your lifetime. Further, an estate plan gift assures that the accomplishments of your lifetime will continue well into the future. Truly, a gift such as this is one that will keep on giving, and for such a worthwhile purpose.
Background: Help preserve America’s heritage for future generations.
The American Frontier Culture Foundation, Inc. is helping to preserve America’s heritage by supporting the Frontier Culture Museum’s mission of telling the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America. The Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1982 to support the Frontier Culture Museum’s educational mission. The Foundation supports its permanent and temporary exhibits, acquisition and reconstruction of historic buildings, reproduction of historic buildings and furnishings, and preservation of historic buildings and artifacts. The Foundation also provides the Museum with resources for teacher education programs and school field trips to the Museum.
How to become a member of the Frontier Legacy Society
Remembering the American Frontier Culture Foundation in your will is the most enduring statement you can make about your belief in our mission. The support you have offered throughout your lifetime can go on for years to come.
Donate to the American Frontier Culture Foundation through your will or living trust. Your attorney can include it when you prepare or revise your will or you can add a codicil at any time.
A bequest can be unrestricted, enabling the Foundation to direct your funds where future need is greatest, or restricted for a particular program or purpose. A bequest is the most common and easiest to plan of our Frontier Legacy Society gifts. This type of gift offers these main benefits:
Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. The official bequest language for the American Frontier Culture Foundation is: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the American Frontier Culture Foundation, Inc. [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.
A planned gift is a meaningful way to support the Foundation without affecting your cash flow during your lifetime. Here are some other wonderful ways to give:
When you establish an endowment, you make a gift to us that will last forever while also realizing tax benefits for your kindness. When you make an endowed gift, only a small portion of your gift will be spent, allowing the remaining amount to continue growing. That portion of your gift will supplement our programs forever. You can give cash, securities or other assets to an endowment you create or contribute to our organization’s already established endowment.
Continue supporting our work even after your lifetime by naming us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or insurance annuity assets.
Contact Ann Rogan, Development Officer, for more information. (540)332-7850