Supporting a Capitol Legacy
Since our founding in 1962, passionate donors like you have demonstrated a deep commitment to informed citizenship and our nation’s history. By making a planned gift, you can support our annual programs and operating expenses, while also ensuring the long-term mission of the Society.
Your heartfelt support has enabled us to bring democracy to life for millions of Americans. In these uncertain times, our educational mission is more relevant than ever. However, we face significant challenges in fulfilling it.
We invite you to consider including the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in your gift planning. By doing so, you can ensure that the values you embrace during your lifetime, as exemplified in the work of the Society, continue to inspire new generations of involved citizens. Additionally, depending on the type of gift you choose, you may realize immediate or future tax savings that benefit both you and your family.
If you worked in the Capitol, please join us today and become a part of a vibrant network dedicated to preserving and advancing the spirit of congressional service.
Maximize Your Annual Gift through Gift Planning:
Directly making a planned gift through an outright donation of stock, real estate, or personal property is a powerful way to have an immediate impact on our work. This type of donation supports the maintenance and expansion of our ongoing outreach programs.
If you’ve owned stock for over a year and it has appreciated since its purchase, transferring that stock to make your annual gift to the Society can be advantageous. By doing so, you avoid paying taxes on long-term capital gains. Instead of writing a check for your annual gift, consider transferring a once-favored security to the Society and then writing a check for a new investment.
Deferred Gift Planning for Long-Term Impact:
A deferred gift allows you to contribute to the Society’s endowment and can be used for specific purposes of your choice.
Including the U.S. Capitol Historical Society as a beneficiary in your will is a meaningful way to make a lasting impact. You can choose to include a bequest as an explicit dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a specific item such as stocks or real estate.
Another option is naming the Society as a beneficiary of your existing life insurance policy or transferring ownership and beneficiary status to us. Similarly, you may also name the Society as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, such as a 401(K), 403(B), or IRA account.
Making a planned gift is a highly personal and satisfying decision. Please contact us for more information on giving options, suggested language for including the Society in your will, specific instructions about stock transfers, or to inform us about a deferred gift you have made, such as an outright bequest or trust. As with all important financial matters, we recommend consulting your financial advisor and/or attorney for guidance.
Thank you for considering the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in your gift planning. Your generosity will ensure that our educational mission continues to thrive, inspiring generations to come. Together, we can preserve our nation’s history and promote informed citizenship.
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Supporting our public history and civic education programs has never been easier. Whether you become a Member of the Society or make a tax-deductible donation, your contribution will have a lasting impact. Explore cost-effective ways to maximize your support for our organization now!