Create 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 support Winterthur’s future while helping you meet your estate-planning goals or provide you income during your lifetime. Though a gift from a will is the most common, legacy gifts can take many forms.
For more information, please contact the Philanthropy Office at 302.888.4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include Winterthur in Your Will
Bequests are the most common type of planned gift and have been crucial to Winterthur since Winterthur’s founder Henry Francis du Pont. Whether you wish to provide critical general operating support or support a specific area or program, your gift creates a lasting legacy at Winterthur.
If you have an existing will, you can ask your attorney to add Winterthur through a codicil. You may arrange for Winterthur to receive:
- A 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.
As a museum, garden, library, and educational institution, Winterthur offers many opportunities for support. Your passion inspires which area of the institution, endowment fund, or program you designate for your support. Please contact the Planned Giving Office to discuss your intentions so we can honor your wishes.
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 retirement plans, life insurance policies, or financial accounts. Some options have 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 302.888.4673 or email@example.com for more information.
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
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 302.888.4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax ID#: 51-0066038
Port Royal Society
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. We also respect all requests to remain anonymous.
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 email@example.com.