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“One of the world’s greatest art museums.”

–John Maizels, Editor of Raw Visions magazine 

Regardless of the size of your estate, a legacy gift can secure the museum for future generations. We can share gift planning ideas that will benefit you and your family, while creating a lasting impact at our national museum. The different types of gifts include outright bequests, life income plans (charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts), charitable lead trusts, gifts of life insurance policies, and gifts of tangible personal property and art.

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“Call them not

your children.

Call them your builders.”

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sample language

If you choose to include AVAM in your will or living trust, Please use “The American Visionary Art Museum, Inc.” Your advisor or attorney may find the following language of help:

“I, hereby give, devise, and bequeath ___________ (a dollar amount or a percentage of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to The American Visionary Art Museum, Inc., 800 Key Highway, located in the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland, 21230, for its general purposes.”  The I.R.S. recognizes The American Visionary Art Museum, Inc. as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. AVAM’s federal tax ID number is: #52-1608934.

Heavenly Choir of Blessed Memory

Lane Berk, Humanitarian and Activist

John Bourne

Dr. Irene Jakab, Art & Psychiatry Scholar

Seska Peck Ramberg, Clinical Social Worker & Community Activist

Ellis Rosen, AVAM Volunteer

Phoebe Stanton, Architect, City Planner
Eric Stein, Lawyer

Very Much Alive Legacy Founders


Betty Cooke and Bill Steinmetz, Artists and Philanthropists

Bev Eisenberg, Architect

Lois Feinblatt

John and Berthe Ford

Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia

Pat and Peter Handal, AVAM Board Member and Philanthropists

Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, AVAM Founder/Director
Pam Horowitz and the late Julian Bond, Human Rights Activists

Elizabeth Moser
Amalie R. Rothschild

Holly Gudelsky Stone
Frank and Jan Warren, Founder and Family of PostSecret Project
Rachel Wetherill and Yvette Webster

Karen M. Whaley

We’d love to hear from you! or (410) 244-1900 x247

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