You can help ensure that future generations will be inspired at the nation’s first and only museum dedicated to all American writers. A gift to the American Writers Museum made through your will, trust, or other planned giving vehicle demonstrates your belief in the power of writing to teach, inspire, and empower. Your gift will help ensure that the AWM continues to develop new exhibits and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds, for generations to come.
Those who have made the generous decision to include the AWM in their estate plans are members of the American Writers Museum Legacy Circle.
To discuss your intention to make a legacy gift, please contact:
Linda Dunlavy Director of Development (312) 374-8762 firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy Gift Options
IRA Retirement Gifts
Life Insurance Gifts
Real Estate Gifts
Tangible Personal Property
Designating Your Gift
Unrestricted gifts allow your money to go where it is needed most, supporting the AWM’s mission to engage the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives. You may also direct your gift toward a specific area or toward the Museum’s endowment fund.
To leave a gift to the museum in your will or trust, simply share the language below with your financial planner or attorney.
For Unrestricted Support
I, [Name], give, devise, and bequeath to the American Writers Museum, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 (insert the amount, type of property, or percentage of estate) to be used in support of the mission of the American Writers Museum.
For Restricted Support
I, [Name], give, devise, and bequeath to the American Writers Museum, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 (insert the amount, type of property, or percentage of estate) to be used in support of (state the purpose for which the funds are to be used, i.e. exhibits, public programs, youth education).
The AWM’s Federal Tax ID Number is 27-1822749
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