Planned Giving

The Cahoon Museum of American Art recognizes and honors those friends and members of the Cahoon Museum who have made a commitment to the future of this institution by including the Museum in their estate plans. If you have already provided for the Cahoon in your estate plan, or have made another planned gift to benefit the Museum, please let us know. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your generosity.

The term “planned giving” refers to any major gift that involves financial or estate planning. Such gifts can provide important benefits both to you and to the Museum. The different types of planned gifts include bequests, charitable trusts (remainder and lead), gifts of life insurance policies, gifts of retirement plan assets and gifts of tangible personal property. We would be pleased to work with you and your advisors to structure a gift that best fulfills your personal charitable goals.

The most common forms of planned giving are outright gifts of cash and securities or other personal property, including works of art, but there are other types of assets that may be donated as well, and other options that have favorable financial and tax benefits. Planned gifts are essential to the Cahoon Museum’s stability and future success.

This website is not intended to provide legal or tax advice. Before making a planned gift to the Cahoon Museum of American Art, we recommend that you consult with your financial, tax and legal advisors to learn how you can achieve your personal financial planning goals while making a significant contribution to American art. If you would like to discuss your plans or giving options with us, please contact our Director, Sarah Johnson at (508) 428-7581 or


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