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Legacy Giving

Since 1931, the Greenwich Historical Society has worked to preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future.

Many Greenwich Historical Society supporters have chosen to advance the values that have been most important in their lives by providing a legacy gift in their estate plans. No matter the size of your gift, you have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy by including the Historical Society in your plans.

Legacy Gift

If you are considering a legacy gift, please contact our development team at (203) 869-6899, or email us.

The Vanderbilt Society

By naming the Greenwich Historical Society in your estate plans, you will become a member of the Vanderbilt Society and provide much-needed support for Greenwich Historical Society.

Options may include:

  • A specific bequest
  • Giving directly from your IRA
  • A gift of stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares has the benefit of potential tax savings and can be made by electronic transfer
  • Establish a charitable gift endowment or fund focused on specific programs
  • Make a donation of art or other property
  • Make a year-end gift and receive a current income tax deduction
  • Avoid capital gains tax with a contribution of appreciated securities

Greenwich Historical Society Vanderbilt Society Sample Testamentary Language

Restricted Bequest for a Named Endowed Fund I give and bequeath to The Greenwich Historical Society, a not-for-profit educational corporation located at 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807, the sum of _____________________ dollars ($____________).

Vanderbilt Society Gift

For more information about the The Vanderbilt Society, please contact Laura Kelly, or call 203-869-6899, ext. 14.