Consider including the Rochester Museum & Science Center in your long-range financial plans.
For information about any of the following options, please contact Pam Jackson,
Consider including the RMSC in your will. You can leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. If you decide to do this, please let us know so that we can express our thanks.
Gifts of Securities
A gift of appreciated securities will avoid capital gains tax and give you a charitable tax deduction.
Homes, business properties, or other real estate can be given for charitable income tax deductions. Your attorney or tax advisor can tell you how you can avoid certain taxes by giving property directly rather than having your executor sell it in order to make a cash bequest. A personal residence may be given with a right of lifetime tenancy by the donor or spouse.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
A Charitable Remainder Trust combines a lifetime of income with an irrevocable gift to a charity. It offers savings on income tax, capital gains tax, and estate tax, plus an opportunity to increase the donor's lifetime income.
Pooled Life Income Funds
Pooled Life Income Funds provide income for life to the donor and irrevocable remainder interest to a charity. The donor receives a proportional share of the net annual income earned by the fund, plus savings of income, capital gains, and estate taxes.
You can name the Rochester Museum & Science Center as a beneficiary, or sign over a life insurance policy.