A legacy is defined by what was important in life and causes you care about can be supported beyond your lifetime. After loved ones have been remembered, consider including the Art Center in your estate plans.

While there are a number of ways to plan for how your money is designated in the future, two are relatively simple:

  1. List the Art Center in your will. This can be a percentage of your assets or a pre-determined amount.
  2. Include the Art Center in your beneficiary designations. This may include life insurance, retirement accounts, checking and savings accounts, commercial annuities, or brokerage accounts.

Your gift can support:

  • Free admission to the museum and public programs
  • Acquisition of extraordinary works of art for our permanent collections
  • Conservation and long-term care of art
  • Our groundbreaking Community Access Program
  • Our stellar line-up of special exhibitions
  • Preservation of our historic buildings and grounds

Advantages of Estate Plans

If you have already included the Des Moines Art Center in your estate plans please let us know so that we can include you as a member of the Edmundson Honor Society!

The freedom to choose how you will be remembered through support of your favorite organization

Reduced gift and estate taxes for loved ones and  income tax savings today

Recognition as a member of the Edmundson Honor Society – on the donor wall in the lobby of the Art Center and in the Annual Report

Ensured financial support of family members or friends

Learn More About Planned Giving

Would you like to learn more about the options and opportunities available or join the Edmundson Honor Society?

Contact us via email. All inquiries are confidential.

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Leave a Legacy! Give your gift to the Des Moines Art Center today.