You’re Invited to Invent Our Future!

The Smithsonian Legacy Challenge coincides with celebrating 175 years of education, inspiration, and innovation as the world’s most comprehensive museum, research, and education complex. By including us in your estate plan, we will be able to adapt to changes—even unwelcome ones like the pandemic—and attain our shared dream for a future as exceptional as our past.

Time is of the essence, however. If you accept the challenge today, you will free unrestricted funds to benefit the Smithsonian museum or research center named in your plans—10% of your estate gift’s value, up to $10,000, will be designated immediately. Gifts in your will, living trust, retirement plan or beneficiary designation qualify in this challenge. You can contribute in a meaningful way, but won’t have to give up any assets today. Help us build the momentum we need to enter the future with confidence.

Legacy Challenge

Legacy Challenge

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“In joining our Legacy Challenge, you empower another 175 years of Smithsonian education, research, and engagement.”

Lonnie G. Bunch III
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution