Today, more than ever, SAM is making exceptional works of art accessible and meaningful to a wide public. To do this, SAM needs a strong endowment that will provide a stable source of income and allow SAM to plan for its future. A planned gift, or bequest, becomes a permanent legacy and provides benefits to SAM year after year, generation after generation, nurturing the community’s creative spirit.
Planned gifts of art are also important, as they build the collection for the future. Recent gifts and planned gifts of art are celebrated in this video:
Leaving a bequest for SAM is easy and following is some suggested language for your estate plans:
Specific sum of money: “I give to Seattle Art Museum (SAM), currently located at 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, or its successor organization, the sum of (insert here the exact dollar amount)”
Specific property such as real estate, securities, works of art, or other items: “I give to Seattle Art Museum (SAM) currently located at 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, or its successor organization (insert here a description of the particular property)”
You may also wish to include the Federal Tax #: 91-0640788.
Our legal name is Seattle Art Museum.
When we learn that SAM is in your estate plans we will invite you to become a member of the Legacy Club. It is our way of honoring your dedication to the future of SAM. You can join us on private exhibition tours, and a special annual recognition celebration as well as other benefits.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 654-3258.