the Beverly Historical Society
Charitable Giving and Bequests

Beverly Heritage Circle

Edward R. Brown
Bill Buttimer
John G. L. Cabot
Susan J. Goganian
Daniel M. Lohnes
Babette Loring
Caleb Loring III
Charles F. Warren

Since 1891, the Beverly Historical Society & Museum has preserved Beverly history through the preservation and care of historical objects and documents, and our three extraordinary houses. This would not be possible without the generosity of members and friends. There are a number of giving options that can allow donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals while contributing to the richness of the Society’s collections and its financial stability.

These options are:

  • Bequests – A gift made through a will or trust, that takes effect upon the donor’s death.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts – This type of trust has its own separately invested portfolio and a donor-specified payout rate. The income may be either for life of one or more beneficiaries, or for a specified number of years.
  • Charitable Lead Trusts – Similar to a charitable remainder trust, where the donor places certain assets in an irrevocable trust. While the trust is active, annual payments are made to the Society.
  • Retirement Plans – A plan such as a 401 (k), 403 (b), IRA, Keough, or other type of retirement account can be used to make a future gift to a beneficiary, while allowing tax benefits for heirs.
  • Outright gifts – The simplest way to give, either cash, securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds) or tangible personal property of historic significance.

Please send me more information on planned giving options.

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