Help Us Inspire Others to Create a Better Future Through Historical Understanding

The preservation and care of the Society's extraordinary collections and the funding for its various programs and publications are made possible through the generous support of the Society's members, friends, and donors. We invite you to be a part of this important work.

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Ways to Give

Type of Gift How It Works When to Set up the Gift
Cash Write a check or charge a credit card. Anytime: Tax breaks can help you each year.
Bequest Leave a specific amount or percentage of your estate to us through your will or living trust. Anytime: You can change the gift as your life circumstances require.
Appreciated Securities Give securities owned longer than one year, and receive a deduction and avoid capital gains tax. Anytime: Consider this gift whenever long-term capital gains taxes are an issue.
Retirement Plan Name us as primary or contingent beneficiary of part or all of your retirement plan. Anytime: This tax-heavy asset makes a great charitable gift after your lifetime.
Charitable Gift Annuities Make a donation and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life. Anytime: Benefit from a current tax deduction and augment potential retirement income on a tax-favored basis.
Memorials & Tributes Give a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one. Anytime: Realize tax benefits for your kindness.
Donor Advised Funds Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity. Anytime: This gift allows for easy record keeping as well as an immediate tax deduction.
Endowments Establish a fund to support a specific interest, leaving the principal intact in perpetuity.   Anytime: Gain a tax advantage and create a permanent and financially stable fund.
Retirement Assets Designate all or a portion of your retirement plan to HSP while retaining control and use of the funds during your lifetime. Anytime: Give the most-taxed asset in your estate to HSP, leaving more favorably taxed property to your heirs.
Life Insurance Name HSP owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Anytime: Make a significant gift from income instead of capital while qualifying for an income tax deduction.

 


If you wish to make a planned gift, we urge you to meet with your attorney, financial advisor, or estate-planning professional to discuss your options.

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID number is 93-0383321