Planned Giving

Make a difference in the visual arts for generations to come.

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About Planned Giving

Individuals can contribute to the growth and prosperity of arts and culture through bequests of financial planning vehicles or an established and named endowment fund. Donors who support GRAM in this way benefit from opportunities to deepen their relationship with the Museum through invitations to special events and updates on important museum happenings.

Additional Information

    Aside from tax benefits, those who are planned givers are 

    • Invited to special museum events
    • Named in GRAM publications to give others the opportunity to follow your stewardship and leadership (unless you prefer to give anonymously)
    • Introduced to other generous people who have provided for GRAM’s future in their will or other planned giving

    Anyone who desires to give can make a legacy gift. With these tips for savvy donors, it’s easy to create a lasting legacy.

    • We accept both large and small donations gratefully.
    • We accept donations during lifetime and at death.
    • Legacy gifts help you craft a plan to support causes important to you. You can support the arts, enrich education, protect the environment and more.
    • GRAM offers several ways for you to make legacy gifts: through estate and financial plans and named endowments.
    • Many people give retirement benefits (IRAs or 401ks), insurance benefits, securities, works of art, real estate, and cash.
    • Establishing an endowment fund in your name gives you an opportunity to create an arts legacy for many, many years.
    • We offer donors an option to be recognized anonymously.
    • We provide confidential philanthropic services to prospective donors and their professional advisors, without obligation.

    Grand Rapids Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Federal Identification Number for GRAM is 38 – 1387136. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information about Planned Giving, contact Elly Barnette-Dawson, Director of Advancement, at 616.831.2906 or