You can contribute any amount to the Hastings Museum Foundation, but we encourage supporters to join the Brooking Society, named for the Museum’s founder, Albert Brooking. This annual giving program offers recognition opportunities within Foundation publications and in the Museum lobby.
Honoring a friend or loved one with a gift to the Museum is a personal, meaningful tribute. Examples currently in existence include memorials that provide scholarship funds for youth to attend Summer Fun classes free of charge, and for area second graders to see 3D movies—with no cost to their schools.
Memorials are flexible and can be tailored to reflect the values of the person being honored. All memorials must fund projects in line with the Museum’s stated mission and strategic goals. To learn more about our policies for accepting and implementing memorial gifts, contact the Hastings Museum Foundation.
Are you interested in helping the Museum with its mission but would prefer to not part with your assets today? A simple, flexible, and versatile way to ensure the Museum can continue its work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest. These gifts often support the Museum’s Endowment—a perfect way to help the Museum sustain its positive impact on the community well into the future.
Planned giving can include cash gifts, stocks, or securities. The Hastings Museum Foundation often partners with the Hastings Community Foundation to create custom bequests. This type of gift also entitles your estate to a federal estate tax charitable deduction. Call today to learn about planned giving options.
We also offer planned giving opportunities via the Hastings Community Foundation.