planned giving

A Lasting Gift for the National Museum of the United States Army

Help ensure the financial future of the National Museum of the U.S. Army by adding the Army Historical Foundation to your estate plans. When you leave a charitable gift in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation, you help ensure that the Army Museum will remain an amazing tribute to everyone who served. 

Planned gifts, also called legacy gifts, expand your philanthropic capacity. Make a “cashless” gift now, which benefits the National Museum of the United States Army in the future, without affecting your quality of life or limiting your ability to provide for your family. 

your planned giving expert

To request Planned Giving information, please contact Katie Watson, Major Gifts Officer at The Army Historical Foundation at 703-562-4177 or email katie.watson@armyhistory.org

Join our Legacy Society

Become a member of the AHF’s Legacy Society with a planned gift of any level. Planned gifts of $50,000 and up qualify for inclusion in our Circles of Distinction program. Other benefits include:

  • Listing on our website 
  • Subscription to On Point, our quarterly Army history magazine 
  • Subscription to Call To Duty, our newsletter
  • Planned gifts of $50,000 and up will be added to the Wall of Honor in the Museum lobby
  • Personalized updates about the Museum and Foundation

Ways to Make a Legacy Gift...

A Gift in Your Will (Bequest)

You can specify an asset, an amount of money, or a percentage of your estate that will be given to AHF by including the following sentence in your will. “I give and bequeath to The Army Historical Foundation or its successor [specific asset, dollar amount or percentage of estate] for the benefit of the National Museum of the United States Army.”

List AHF as the beneficiary of your:

  • IRA, 401(k), 403(B), TSP, or other retirement plan 
  • Brokerage Account 
  • Life Insurance Policy 
  • Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A gift of securities

Transfer stock to the Army Historical Foundation. Contact katie.watson@armyhistory.org for AHF’s stock transfer instructions. 

You can also talk to your attorney or financial advisor about charitable remainder trusts, retained life estates, and gifts of real estate. 

The information provided above is not intended to serve as tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney and/or financial advisor before making a gift. Contributions to The Army Historical Foundation are eligible for the maximum income and estate tax charitable deductions available for gifts to a public charity.

“History awaits you. You will not fail it.”

French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau congratulating General John J. Pershing upon the creation of the American First Army in France, 4 August 1918.

The Army Historical Foundation’s Legacy Society is a dedicated group of supporters who are ensuring that the service and sacrifice of our service members is not forgotten. They are ensuring that the National Museum of the US Army will exist for future generations.

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