Members and friends may support The Museum of Modern Art in a number of ways. The most common forms of giving are outright gifts of cash and securities, but there are other types of assets that may be donated as well and planned giving options that have favorable financial and tax benefits.

From its very beginning, planned gifts have helped to sustain the Museum. In fact, a bequest of works of modern art from Lillie P. Bliss in 1931 formed the basis of our renowned collection. Planned gifts include bequests, charitable trusts (remainder and lead), gifts of retirement plan assets, gifts of life insurance policies, and gifts of tangible personal property. We would be pleased to work with you and your advisors to structure a gift that best fulfills your charitable goals and invite you to join The Modern Circle, a special recognition society. For more information about the planned giving opportunities listed below, please email [email protected] or call (212) 408-6327.

This website is designed to give you general information about various ways of giving to the Museum, including some of the potential financial benefits. It is not intended to provide specific advice about the legal or tax implications of charitable giving. Before making a gift to the Museum, you should consult with your financial, tax, and legal advisors for a thorough analysis of your individual situation and the tax consequences and to decide which of these ways of giving might work best for you.