Contributions and Planned Giving
The Museum Endowment Fund
The Noble Maritime Collection is seeking to shore up its foundation. You can plan for the future with us. We welcome contributions to the Endowment Fund, established in 1999 by a generous gift which is augmented yearly by donors.
Gifts of Art and Memorabilia
The museum seeks to house, exhibit and preserve Noble's art and writing for future generations. As a repository of maritime history, we also welcome relevant art and memorabilia, especially about Sailors' Snug Harbor. Donors are permitted to deduct the appraisal value of their gift on their tax returns. Also they have the opportunity to put their gift on permanent loan so it can enrich the experience of those who visit the museum.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock
Donating stock is an extremely effective way to help the museum. Donors do not pay a commission to sell the stock, nor do they pay capital gains tax. They are permitted to deduct the full market value of the gift from their income tax. The museum has established an investment account, which is managed by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Wills and Estate Planning
A bequest of a specific item is one way of making a gift through your will. Donors can transfer cash, stocks or property. You may also specify that the museum receive the remainder of your estate after you have designated other gifts. You can donate a percentage of your estate, enabling the museum to benefit as your assets grow. Through the establishment of a trust, life insurance and other estate planning, you can develop a plan that benefits future generations as it benefits the museum. A Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) enables you to receive an income tax deduction and reduce your estate taxes while bypassing capital gains tax.
Prospective donors may call the Executive Director of the Noble Maritime Collection
to discuss gifts and planned giving options. (718) 447-6490