Shape Tomorrow with a Planned Gift Today

In 1899, the world witnessed the birth of its first children’s museum right here in Brooklyn. Today, that legacy calls for your involvement. By planning a gift for Brooklyn Children’s Museum, you’re not only honoring a pioneering past but shaping an inspiring future. Seize this moment to etch your legacy, guaranteeing that this emblem of discovery and education radiates inspiration for countless generations to witness.

Why Consider Planned Giving?

When you think of Brooklyn, you imagine a vibrant tapestry of cultures, stories, and futures yet to unfold. A planned gift to Brooklyn Children’s Museum intertwines your personal story with that of our beloved borough, creating a lasting legacy.

How can a planned gift benefit you and your loved ones?

Crafting a planned gift that complements your financial goals is feasible. Many gift options, such as bequests or beneficiary designations, come with the added benefit of tax relief. This can be achieved without affecting your current financial standing or the inheritance intended for your heirs.

Invest in a Legacy of Imagination

Every planned gift made to Brooklyn Children’s Museum further strengthens our endowment, a testament to perpetuity and enduring support. Earnings from the endowment support our work. Guided by prudent financial stewardship, our endowment remains robust, ensuring your contributions have lasting impacts on educational experiences for many future generations. Options for planned giving include:

  • Bequest
  • Gift annuity
  • Life insurance/retirement accounts
  • Deferred gift annuity
  • Lead trusts
  • Remainder trusts
  • Securities

Join Brooklyn Imagination Circle

Brooklyn Imagination Circle honors those forward-thinkers who’ve chosen to include Brooklyn Children’s Museum in their estate and planned gifts.

If you’ve already designated Brooklyn Children’s Museum as a beneficiary in any of your planning documents, we kindly ask you to let us know. Your early notification allows us to honor your generosity and ensure that your gift is used in a manner that most closely aligns with your intentions.

For more details or to discuss your plans, please reach out to Mack Graham, our Director of Development, at or (718) 735-4400, ext. 114. For reference, Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Federal Tax ID is 11-2495664.