Planned Giving

Consider creating a legacy at Winterthur. Your support will help ensure that the museum, collections, garden, library, and education programs can inspire exploration of American culture and landscapes for generations to come.

Legacy gifts can help you meet your estate-planning financial goals or provide you income during your lifetime as well as support Winterthur’s future. These gifts can take many forms, although the most common are bequests.

Port Royal Society recognizes and thanks supporters who have demonstrated their commitment to Winterthur by making a planned gift or including the Museum, Garden & Library in their estate plans.

For more information, please contact the Philanthropy Office at 302.888.4673 or contributions@winterthur.org.

 

Include Winterthur in Your Will

Bequests, gifts made by wills, are the most popular type of planned gift and have been crucial to Winterthur since its founding in 1951. Whether you wish to provide critical general operating support or support a specific area or program, your gift creates a lasting legacy at Winterthur.

You may arrange for Winterthur to receive:

  • Specific dollar amount.
  • Specific assets including securities, real estate, or other personal property.
  • A residuary bequest – a portion of what remains after other beneficiaries are provided for.

Sample Language for General Purposes

I give  $____ to The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc.(Tax ID # 51-0066038), a nonprofit organization located at 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735, for its general use and purpose.

Sample Language for Other Assets

I give to The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc.(Tax ID # 51-0066038), a nonprofit organization located at 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735, list specific property for its general use and purpose.

Sample Language for Residuary Bequest

I give to The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc.(Tax ID # 51-0066038), a nonprofit organization located at 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735, the remainder of my estate/ ____ % of the remainder of my estate for its general use and purpose.

Restricted Gifts

As a museum, garden, library, and educational institution, Winterthur is a full of opportunities for support. We welcome you to designate an area of the institution, endowment fund, or program for support that you are passionate about. Please contact the Planned Giving Office to discuss your intentions to ensure we can fully honor your wishes.

Information for You and Your Advisor

Please include the following information about Winterthur when planning a bequest or other planned gift:

Legal Name: The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc.

Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735

Tax ID#: 51-0066038

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 302.888.4673 or contributions@winterthur.org.

 

Other Types of Planned Gifts

Name Winterthur as a Beneficiary

A simple way to create a legacy is by designating Winterthur as a beneficiary on accounts like retirement plans, life insurance policies, or financial accounts. Some of these options have added tax benefits. Contact us to learn more.

Establish a Life Income Gift

Some gifts can provide tax benefits and lifetime income for you or a loved one. Three forms of life income gifts are:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust

If you are interested in establishing a life income gift, please contact us at at 302.888.4673 or contributions@winterthur.org for more information.

 

 Port Royal Society

Port Royal Parlor

Named for the first pieces of historic architecture Winterthur’s founder Henry Francis du Pont preserved, Port Royal Society recognizes supporters who have included Winterthur in their estate plans or have supported the organization through a planned gift. Through their commitments, these supporters play an essential role in ensuring Winterthur will be well cared for and appreciated for generations to come. In thanks for their generosity, members receive special access to Winterthur, invitations to special events, and recognition in donor publications.

If you have included Winterthur in your estate plans and would like to join Port Royal Society, please contact us at 302.888.4673 or contributions@winterthur.org.

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