Gift Planning

Learn how to give the gift of Smithsonian to future generations.

Your Gift...

ensures that future generations can experience the love of learning, a sense of wonder, and the lasting impacts of America’s cultural and scientific heritage. A gift in your estate preserves our nation’s story, inspires through the arts and unlocks the mysteries of our planet and the universe.

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Sample Language for Your Will

I give [ ____ percent of the residue of my estate] or [the sum of __________ dollars] to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC for its general purposes or for the benefit of [name of museum, research center, or program].

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