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Chart a course for future generations!

Each year, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum connects more than one million visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the history and technology behind the twentieth century’s most transformative moments, from World War II to space exploration to supersonic flight.

The Legacy Society recognizes some of the Museum’s most philanthropic supporters: those who have included the Museum in their estate plans.

A donation of any size can have a big impact.
There are several ways you can contribute to the Museum’s future:

  • Naming the Museum in your will or living trust
  • Designating the Museum as a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement plan
  • Making the Museum the beneficiary of your life insurance policy

The Intrepid Museum will ensure that your wishes are followed and that your generosity will continue to support the Museum’s engaging exhibitions and educational programs. Legacy Society members will be listed in the Museum’s annual report and will receive invitations to exclusive events. Most important, members know they are ensuring that the Museum remains a center of inspiration and innovation for generations to come.

For more information, or to find out more ways you can make a planned gift, please contact the Museum’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 646-381-5279.

Download the Intrepid
Bequests Fact Sheet.
  ✎ Complete the Legacy
Society Pledge Form.
Ways to give
  • Will or Living Trust

    Including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in your will or living trust is the most common form of planned gift. Such a gift requires the assistance of an attorney to draft a codicil (for a will) or amendment (for a living trust) or to write a new will or living trust. Although wills and living trusts are generally revocable documents, by informing us of your intentions, you can be recognized as a Legacy Society member, for the full amount. Sample bequest language: I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Intrepid Museum Foundation, located at 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY, $_____ (specific dollar amount) or _____ percent of my residuary estate, to be used for general purposes or to support _______ (artifact or program).

  • IRA or Pension Plan Beneficiary

    By naming the Intrepid Museum as a beneficiary of your IRA, pension plan or other retirement assets, you are creating a revocable commitment to the Intrepid Museum. This is a tax-wise form of giving, as funds designated in this manner are not subject to income tax after your passing. While estate taxes may or may not be a concern for you, all IRA, pension plan and pre-tax retirement assets are subject to income tax when distributed unless a nonprofit institution such as the Intrepid Museum is named beneficiary of some or all of the funds. Changing a beneficiary designation requires filing a new beneficiary designation form. As with bequests, you can be recognized as a Legacy Society member by simply informing us of your intentions.

  • Life Insurance Policy
    Insurance policies that are fully paid are ideal assets to gift to the Intrepid Museum. Alternatively, you can purchase a new insurance policy that names the Intrepid Museum as the owner, with a pledge to make annual gifts to cover the premium payments. We will work with you and your financial advisor to determine the best policy to use for this purpose.

  • The Intrepid Museum's Tax ID is 13-3062419





Call: 646-381-5030