Gift Planning

Other Ways to Support the Museum
  • Creating A Legacy

    The National WWII Museum is a place where the experiences of the “Greatest Generation” are honored and passed down to future generations. Our outstanding exhibits, collections of artifacts, and extensive recordings of oral histories of World War II veterans, combined with our acclaimed education programs for students at all levels, enable the Museum to fulfill its mission to preserve and share as widely and as effectively as possible the story of the American experience during this pivotal time in our nation’s history. Online education programs and internet access to digitized archive materials have strengthened the Museum’s outreach to citizens everywhere. Now more than ever, we need to do all we can to ensure that the courage and sacrifices of the men and women who won World War II are remembered with gratitude and respect and kept relevant for all Americans. One important way to help achieve this goal is to make a deferred planned gift to the Museum as part of your estate plan.

    You have worked hard to accumulate assets throughout your life, and you are the one to decide how your estate should be distributed. Making a deferred planned gift to support a non-profit whose mission and programs reflect your personal values is an especially meaningful way to establish a lasting legacy of your own. The concept of a deferred planned gift is both simple and profound: You create your gift today but the actual payment of the gift takes place only as part of the administration of your estate. A charitable gift in your estate plan is easy to establish, it can be changed at any time, and it can often produce tangible benefits for you and your family.