Planned Giving

A growing number of generous friends are helping the Museum of the City of New York secure its future by making a planned gift or bequest to the Museum. There are many creative and flexible ways to provide a lasting legacy, enriching the lives of generations to come.

Explore giving through your will and find a charitable giving plan that provides for you, your family, and the Museum in the years to come.  You will become a member of the Museum’s Alexander Hamilton Visionaries, a group of devoted and generous friends of the Museum. 

Alexander Hamilton Visionaries 

Founded to recognize those friends and Members who have provided for the Museum in their estate plans through one or more of the following:


A gift in your will is a simple and flexible way to ensure the future of the Museum.  Cash, securities, real estate or personal property can be given and designated for specific programs or departments or can be left to the Museum where the need is the greatest. 

Life Income Plans 

These include a number of giving vehicles that enable you to make a gift to the Museum that also provides income to you.

Charitable Lead Trusts 

Through this type of deferred gift, you may be able to transfer assets to an heir while providing income to the Museum.

Other Gifts 

Gifting of retirement assets, life insurance, and real property can also be used to support the Museum.


For further information, please contact Keith Butler, Vice President, Development, at or at 917.492.3354.

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