Individuals play a significant role in bringing to life this most important, and too often ignored, story—the effort, courage, skill and determination embodied in the story of World War II aviation—by making planned gifts to the Museum.
The category of planned gifts consists either of outright gifts (gifts of stocks, bonds, life insurance, real property, personal property, etc.) or deferred gifts such as a bequest in a will. There are many ways to design a planned gift; we have included several below for your consideration.
A Bequest: If you have not yet made a will, or if you are thinking of revising the one you have already made, please consider including a provision for the National Museum of World War II Aviation. Your gift might be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. You might consider renaming one of your bank or stock accounts in such a way that whatever remains in the account at your death passes automatically to the National Museum of World War II Aviation.
Gifts during your lifetime: You can give your home, vacation home, farm, ranch, condominium, or land to the National Museum of World War II Aviation with the provision that we may sell it and use the proceeds to benefit the development of the National Museum of World War II Aviation. Gifts of appreciated real estate or securities allow you to avoid capital gains taxes. It is important to transfer the stock or real estate to the Museum prior to selling it. Gifts of personal property such as jewelry, works of art, automobiles, etc. may be given to the museum. You will be responsible for setting an appraised value on the gift for tax purposes. Any gift over $5000 must be independently appraised.
There are many ways to contribute to the National Museum of World War II Aviation and we would be happy to work with you to identify a plan. Please contact the Museum at Contributions to discuss your interest in supporting the Museum in this way.