Beneficiary Designations

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A Simple Way to Create a Powerful Legacy

At the National Museum of American History, we use history to empower people to create a just and compassionate future. Naming the National Museum of American History as a beneficiary is a simple, yet impactful way you can support this mission into the future.

You can name NMAH as a beneficiary of all or part of your:

  • IRA or other retirement plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Commercial annuities
  • Donor advised fund

Your Next Steps

  1. Contact your plan administrator to request a change of beneficiary form (or log on to your provider’s website to update online).
  2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with percentage you chose on the beneficiary form.
  3. Return the form to your plan administrator and keep a copy for your records.
  4. Notify us of your gift so we can thank you and welcome you into the Star-Spangled Banner Society.

Contact Us

We would be happy to illustrate how your gift makes an impact at the Museum.

Stephanie Johnson
(202) 633-0398

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