Planned gifts, bequests, and memorial or celebratory gifts are an ideal way to fund a range of essential projects, including endowed chairs, research, acquisitions, capital projects, special exhibitions, and public programs. Gifts may also be made in the donor’s lifetime, allowing the donor to accomplish personal financial objectives while providing meaningful support to the museum. Endowment gifts may be able to reduce income and estate taxes. Endowment and capital improvement funds may also qualify for generous state matching-funds program. If you are considering a planned gift, please contact The Wolfsonian’s advancement office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.535.2632. Additionally, FIU’s planned giving website  allows users to compare benefits among a range of planned giving alternatives and quickly evaluate the varying benefits of each approach.