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The Daughters of Dorcas and Sons conduct a quilting workshop at Citified, ACM's portion of the 2012 Folklife Festival.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can enhance your income and reduce taxes—all while maintaining the Anacostia Community Museum as a source of education, inspiration, and enjoyment for future generations. Planned gifts help fund a variety of essential projects at the museum, including special exhibitions, research, scholarly publications, collections preservation and acquisitions, and educational and public programming.

Making a planned gift will make a difference for the museum's future. Planned gifts can also benefit you financially, offering significant tax advantages for you and, in some cases, providing income for you or your chosen beneficiary for life.

Types of planned gifts include:

  • Legacy or Estate Gifts enable you to benefit the Anacostia Community Museum in your will or living trust; this can be especially useful for individuals who cannot currently make large gifts. Gifts of life insurance and retirement benefits will support ACM when you name the museum as beneficiary of the remainder of your pension plan, 401(k), or IRA.
  • Life Income Gifts allow you to make a charitable gift now, while still providing for yourself and/or your selected beneficiaries. Examples include charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, or deferred payment gift annuities.
  • Other planned giving considerations may include gifts of cash, securities, gifts to the permanent collection, or real estate.

The Anacostia Community Museum recommends that you discuss your gift plans with your own legal and financial advisors. Members of the Smithsonian staff will be happy to work with you and your advisors to ensure that your gift meets your goals and the museum's needs. Please help ACM with its planning, and allow us to show you our appreciation by letting us know once you have incorporated the museum into your estate plans.

If you would like more information about planned gifts, please contact the Advancement Office, at 202.633.4826 or at