Legacy Giving

Like the Museum’s founder, Sarah Joslyn, many loyal supporters of Joslyn Art Museum choose to honor the institution and enhance their communities with legacy gifts. Whether your intentions are to make provisions for the Museum in your estate plan, eliminate taxes, or benefit from an increased income stream, there is a gift to fit every objective.

By including Joslyn Art Museum in your estate plan, you leave a legacy for future generations to experience culture, education and entertainment through the visual arts. You also automatically become a member of Joslyn’s planned giving society

Click here for planned giving options that match your personal financial goals.

A gift to the Museum from your will or trust is one of the simplest ways to benefit the future of Joslyn Art Museum.  There are also a variety of fiscal planning tools such as a charitable gift annuity, charitable lead trust, charitable remainder trust, life insurance, gifts of retirement plans and other assets that offer tax incentives and benefits to encourage charitable giving.

If you have included or intend to include Joslyn Art Museum in your estate plans, please notify us by filling out our non-binding planned gift pledge form and sending it to the Development Department at the Museum (see contact information below).  We will then be able to acknowledge your intentions and welcome you as a member to our Planned Giving Society.

You can direct your gift to support specific areas of the Museum through the Museum's various endowment funds, or you can set up your own named fund.


Joslyn Art Museum Foundation has undertaken an ambitious plan to significantly increase its endowment through cash and estate gifts. A larger endowment will lessen the Museum's dependency on annual fundraising, increase funds available for art acquisition, sustain a conservation and building maintenance program, and support educational programming and scholarly research. Increasing the endowment provides more income for core budget areas and greater financial stability and growth, allowing Joslyn to implement its long-range strategic plan.

Every year Joslyn receives gifts to the endowment of all amounts from donors who wish to help secure the Museum's financial future and ensure the permanency of programs and collections that serve, enrich and engage visitors. Click here for endowment opportunities at Joslyn Art Museum.

A gift may be designated as unrestricted in order to provide the most benefit for the Museum or a donor may designate the purpose of their endowment gift.

To make a gift to one of these designated endowment funds or for more information on making a gift to help secure the future of Joslyn, please contact the Museum at (402) 661-3858 or via e-mail click here

Joslyn Art Museum strongly encourages prospective donors to seek the advice of independent tax or financial advisor(s) in the gift planning process. If you have any questions or would like to further discuss your gift plans, please contact the Museum by phone at (402) 661-3858, via email, or inquiries may be mailed to:
Joslyn Art Museum
Planned Giving
2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102