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Important Update

Please note: The Museum will be closed on September 19 for a Members-Only preview and September 20 for a private event.

Planned Giving

Contribute to The Aldrich's future by planning a special kind of gift. Cash donations provide the crucial immediate support to the Museum, but planned gifts provide creative and flexible options that can benefit you and the Museum. You can help to ensure a vital and secure future for The Aldrich by creating a trust or including the Museum in your will. Below are some examples of planned gifts.

To explore planned giving options further, please contact Bruce Smith, Director of Development, at


Bequests can be made in the form of cash, securities, art, or other property.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

A charitable remainder unitrust is an irrevocable trust that pays a fixed percentage of the value of its holdings each year to a beneficiary. Assets in such trusts can be distributed to charities named in the trust.

Charitable Lead Unitrust

A charitable lead unitrust is an irrevocable trust in which the assets are transferred to a trust set up to pay a fixed percentage of its assets to the charity named in the trust.

Other Gifts

Gifts of life insurance or other retirement plan assets can also be bequeathed to a charity.

Top image: Visitors admiring work by N. Dash.