Supporting a Capitol Legacy

Since our founding in 1962, generous donors like you have shown a strong commitment to fostering informed citizenship and preserving our nation’s history. When you make a planned gift, you’re helping us support our yearly programs and day-to-day expenses, all while ensuring we fulfill our longstanding mission of making democracy come alive for thousands of Americans. 

In these uncertain times, our educational mission is more important than ever. We invite you to think about including the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in your gift planning. By doing so, you can make sure that the values you believe in, as seen in our work, continue to inspire new generations of engaged citizens. Additionally, depending on the type of gift you choose, you may enjoy immediate or future tax benefits for you and your family

Making a planned gift directly through a donation of stock, real estate, or personal property is a powerful way to have an immediate impact on our work. This type of contribution supports the upkeep and growth of our ongoing civic education outreach programs.

If you’ve owned stock for more than a year, and it has increased in value since you bought it, transferring that stock to make your annual gift to the Society can be mutually beneficial. This way, you can avoid paying taxes on the gains you’ve made over time. Instead of writing a check for your yearly gift, think about transferring a stock you’ve held onto for a while to the Society, and then you can write a check for a new investment.

A deferred gift lets you support the Society’s endowment and can be designated for your preferred purposes.

Name the Society as a beneficiary of your existing life insurance policy or transfer ownership and beneficiary status to us. You can also designate the Society as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, such as a 401(K), 403(B), or IRA account.

Include USCHS in your long-term financial or estate plans. To leave a lasting mark, consider making the U.S. Capitol Historical Society a beneficiary in your will. You can specify the gift as a set dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or particular assets like stocks or real estate.

A Planned Gift can ensure that the programs you value will continue for future generations. There are various options for those considering USCHS in their long-term plans.

Make the most of your gift

Making a planned gift is a deeply personal and rewarding decision. If you’d like more information about how to give, sample wording for including the Society in your will, details on transferring stocks, or if you’ve already arranged a deferred gift like a bequest or trust, please get in touch with us.

We also recommend consulting your financial advisor and/or attorney for important financial decisions.

Congressional Staff Alumni Association

We invite you to become a member of our Congressional Staff Alumni Association (CSAA) and join a community that values and supports the essential work of Congress and its staff. By joining the CSAA, you have the opportunity to reconnect with fellow former staffers, share experiences, and contribute to the preservation of our democratic institutions. Together, let's celebrate the impact we made during our time on Capitol Hill and continue to promote the values that drive Congress forward.

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Development Department

Phone: 202-543-8919 ext. 23


Phone: 202-543-8919 ext. 21


Monday  – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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