creating your legacy

Legacy Giving

Founded through a bequest by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the museum and gardens are places of discovery, inspiration, and enjoyment for tens of thousands of visitors each year. Your planned gift to the Dixon could help ensure that our community is able to enjoy extraordinary art, exquisite gardens, spectacular exhibitions, educational programming and festive special events for many years in the future.

Circular Flower Bed With Venus Statue In The Background
Paxton People Looking at Art

Legacy gifts provide a meaningful way to ensure the causes you care about are here for decades into the future. If you are considering a planned gift be sure to consult with your financial or legal advisor.

Planned Giving

You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a meaningful philanthropic legacy. Planned giving is easy to accomplish. Anyone may establish a planned, or legacy gift, through the transfer of specific assets to a designated non-profit organization. This transfer can happen during your lifetime or as part of your estate plan.

In addition to your inherent satisfaction from knowing you are helping sustain the Dixon for generations to come, most planned gifts also provide short or long-term tax benefits. These gifts are relatively simple to establish and can involve assets you may not have thought of using as a philanthropic contribution such as a life insurance policy, checking or savings accounts, stocks or real estate.

Some types of contributions may also be able to generate an income stream for you and your family. Also, your planned charitable gifts can exist along with your other personal giving priorities or gifts you plan to make to family members or other beneficiaries.

For more information please contact the office of Gift Planning at the Dixon

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