An endowment to the National Air
and Space Museum is a fund that you establish to provide support
to the Museum in perpetuity. A percentage of the earnings
from the fund is distributed to the Museum annually, allowing
the Museum to continue its important work while the fund keeps
growing. It may be created with cash gifts, pledges, and/or
appreciated stock or property.
Gifts can be made during your lifetime or through your estate and funds may be added at any time. You may
create your own named endowment, to honor anyone you choose, or add to one that has already been established.
Establishing a named endowment provides a way for family and friends to support the Museum at the same time
they honor the person for whom the endowment is named.
Named endowments may be restricted, established
for academic fellowships or chairs, and/or specific acquisitions
to the collection; or unrestricted, which allows the Museum
to use the funds wherever the need is the greatest. If you
do not wish to establish a named fund, you may make an unrestricted
gift to the Paul E. Garber Endowment Fund, named in memory
of the man responsible for a large percentage of the collection
of the National Air and Space Museum. The Paul E. Garber Fund
combines the strength of many gifts to do the greatest good.
Endowment funds are crucial to the long-term financial health of the Museum. They provide a reliable income
source that allows the Museum to acquire new collections, explore new initiatives, and support specific
programs in perpetuity.
The Museum's Planned Giving staff will work with you on an endowment that meets your needs and interests.
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