Legacy Society

Deepen your connection with the Freer|Sackler and ensure the future of the museums by making a planned gift of any amount. Members of the Smithsonian’s Legacy Society enjoy knowing their future gift benefits the Freer|Sackler. They also receive invitations to special events, exhibition openings, and other museum experiences. Several options are available to accommodate your preference.

Beneficiary Designation

By designating the Freer|Sackler as the beneficiary of all or part of your retirement, insurance, or other accounts, the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death, and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.


With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends, or the Freer|Sackler as part of your estate plans.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust for Fixed Income

A charitable remainder annuity trust pays out a fixed amount each year based on the value of the property at the time it is gifted to the museums.


Establishing or donating to an existing Freer|Sackler endowment is an excellent way to ensure the future of an area of interest to you.

For more information, please contact:

Elisa Glazer
Director of External Affairs

Jessica Duby
Individual Major Gifts Officer