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Leave a Legacy

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etch your name in history




Cash gifts that help us meet annual budgetary goals are deeply appreciated. Many employers also sponsor Matching Gift programs, matching charitable contributions made by employees (and sometimes a spouse). Most companies match dollar for dollar, while others double, or triple employee donations. If your employer has such a program, simply request a form from your employer and mail it, completed and signed, along with your gift to the Museum.


Established in 1994 to assure long term financial stability the Fund grew steadily, exceeding its original $1 million goal, an extraordinary achievement. A profound negative impact upon the Fund was caused by the economic downturn. Our goal is to rebuild the corpus and become self-sustaining. The Endowment Fund is invested with and managed by Edward Jones where our Donor-Directed and Memorial Gifts are deposited.


Determining where one’s assets are spent makes possible apportioning a percentage of accumulated assets to benefit a favorite cause or charity while still providing for one’s heirs. Legacy Gifts can be directed to the Endowment, Annual Fund, or apportioned between the two to help meet current as well as future needs.

LEGACY GIFTS present opportunities to:

  • Fulfill personal philanthropic goals
  • Obtain tax benefits
  • Receive an ongoing income stream through a life-income gift
  • Help secure the Museum's financial future

We gratefully accept:

  • Bequests in wills, testamentary or living trusts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Real estate
  • Life income agreement (a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity)
  • Appreciated securities, closely held stock or mutual funds
  • Pooled income funds
  • Designation as a beneficiary of an IRA or other savings retirement plan
  • Life estates in residences, farms or ranches with HM&HS as ultimate recipient

CENTENNIAL CIRCLE - Link your name to history!

At the September 12th Centennial Celebration of our landmark building (the former Carnegie Library), a new Donor's Wall within the Museum was unveiled to recognize major contributors to HM&HS, beginning with members of our new CENTENNIAL CIRCLE, their names forever etched in history.

Centennial Circle members include Centennial Celebration sponsors, as well as individuals supporting the Museum at levels of $1,000 and above. This opportunity linked members’ names (and their loved ones) with this historic event. Centennial Circle members were also invited to a VIP Reception at our September 12th Centennial Celebration and inscribed their names on a scroll to be placed within the Time Capsule to be opened in 2110.

For information on joining the CENTENNIAL CIRCLE, or ways to leave a legacy through an Endowment or Named Gift, please call 707-431-3325, or email info@healdsburgmuseum.org.

In-kind donations of time or materials are also greatly appreciated!

HM&HS is a non-profit organization for educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Identification Number is 94-2401543

(Many thanks to Rick Tang for photo of Mark Decker of Exchange Bank and Kent Mitchell, past Museum Board President)

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Thank you to all the generous donors who supported our 2010 Centennial Campaign

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