Simplest form of Legacy Giving is a BEQUEST

leaving your imprint to benefit future generations

By including Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture® in your Will/Trust, you are insuring that MDHAC continues to remain open for decades to come.  Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture® encourages you to make a lasting gift, leaving your imprint to benefit future generations.   If you have already left a lasting legacy through your Will or Trust to Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture, but have not informed us, please take the opportunity to contact us about your wonderful gift.  This allows us to be aware of your gift so that we may show our appreciation. 

The most common and simplest form of planned/legacy giving is a bequest.  A bequest is a gift of asset(s) made through the donor(s) Will or Trust. 

The typical bequest donor:

  • Wants to complete a gift while keeping assets available during life.

  • Has assets beyond those intended for heirs

  • Wants to memorialize a family member

  • Wishes to start a family legacy of giving

  • Owns assets not suitable as a gift to heirs

  • Cares about the Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture®


Gift features and benefits for leaving a bequest:

  • Future estate tax reduction

  • Can be specific amount or a percentage of the estate

  • Leaving a Legacy for the benefit of preserving the heritage and history of the Deaf community

  • Can take effect only after family/beneficiary receive assets


For additional information or a personal discussion on ways you can help continue the Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture® Mission through Planned/Legacy Giving, please call us at 913.324.5348 or complete and return the attached Request for Additional Information.

Why Should I Make a Legacy Gift?

Your Will or Trust is a gift, to allow your personal values to make a lasting impact on the world and inspire others to join in your committment. 

Who Gives?

Anyone, at any age, wealthy or not! 


Those who are loyal or love the Deaf community have the power to strengthen and protect the Museum of Deaf History, Arts &  Culture® today, tomorrow, and beyond by making a planned/legacy gift.

Types of Legacy Gifts

  • Bequests

  • Beneficiary designations for Individual Retirement Account and life insurance policies

  • Charitable Remainder Trusts (income to donor, remainder to charity)

  • Charitable Gift Annuities (contract to make fixed payments for lifetime to one or two annuitants in exchange for a gift, remainder to charity).



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