Planned Giving: A Lasting Legacy

A planned gift is a meaningful way to express your appreciation for the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and to ensure that others will continue to gain inspiration, enjoyment, and hope from BMAC for generations to come.

As a Brattleboro native, I have seen the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center grow from a plucky nonprofit housed in an abandoned train station into a cornerstone of our community—a vibrant hub of art and inspiration respected throughout New England and beyond. My involvement with the Museum, as a member and trustee, has been life-changing. More to the point, it has been life-fulfilling.

The important work still to be done by the Museum far exceeds that which can be accomplished in my lifetime. For that reason, I am pleased to have named the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in my estate plan. My neighbors, my children, their friends, and their own descendants will all benefit for generations to come.

— Christopher G. Chapman

Ways to Make a Planned Gift

There are many ways to make a difference, including some with immediate tax benefits and some with future flexibility.

BequestsA bequest is a gift of assets through your will or estate plan. A bequest can include cash, stocks and bonds, or property.

Gifts of Real Property – A gift of real estate, art, antiques, or other real property can benefit both you and the Museum. Such gifts may reduce estate taxes for your heirs.

Gifts of Life Insurance – A gift of life insurance can provide significant support for the Museum and provide you with an immediate tax advantage. We welcome donations of paid-up insurance policies.

Gifts with Life Income – Through a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust, you can make a legacy gift to the Museum while securing a current tax deduction and lifelong income.

The Sterling Circle

When you make a planned gift to BMAC, it will be our honor to welcome you as a member of The Sterling Circle.

Established on the occasion of the Museum’s 25th anniversary in 1997, The Sterling Circle recognizes those individuals who have supported BMAC through planned gifts and those who have made plans to do so. On behalf of all those whose lives are enriched by our exhibits and educational programs, we thank these donors for their generosity and foresight. (Last updated 12/1/22)

Frances Aquadro
Bruce and Catie Berg
Fiona S. Blair
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Borofsky
Christopher G. Chapman and Alison Hale
Robert Doyle and Gregory Parks
Mrs. Kenneth Durant
Gregory T. Epley
Gordon Faison and Eleanora Patterson
Mrs. Harriet A. Fisher
Judith Darrow Freed
Sarah Alden and Robert T. Gannett
Mr. and Mrs. George Goldfrank
Ken and Cal Heile
Christina Herbert and William Conley
Laura Howat
Miriam Adams Howland
J. Parker Huber
Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason
Emily Kunreuther
Mallory Lake
Maria Luisa Lederer
Naida McSherry
Judith Miller
Karen Greve Milton
Evelena “Deede” Oakes
Mrs. Howard P. O’Bryan
Ann S. Parkhurst
Stephen Phillips and Sara Warner Phillips
Phillip and Marcia Steckler
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Stone
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Westing
Mara A. Williams
Lillian Zilliacus

Learn More

We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your ideas for a planned gift or to provide information that will help you consider the options. Please contact BMAC Director Danny Lichtenfeld at 802-257-0124, ext. 108 or complete this form to request additional information.