Planned Giving

Gabriele Münter, Breakfast of the Birds, 1934; © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

“As a trustee and longtime NMWA supporter, I have always kept my eyes and ears open for new ways to give to my favorite nonprofit. Charitable annuities are a simple and convenient way to make a gift to the museum that pays the donor a good return on capital.”—The Honorable Mary V. Mochary

By establishing long-range planned gifts, you can help strengthen the museum and ensure the permanence of its collection, exhibitions, and programming. Your participation will provide countless generations with the opportunity to view and appreciate the achievements of women artists throughout the ages.

If you have questions about including NMWA in your estate plans, contact Pam Ayres at 202-783-7990 or or Kimm Watson at 202-266-2805 or

Please consider giving to NMWA.

Beneficiary Designation

Through a life insurance policy or retirement plan, NMWA can be designated as a beneficiary. 


NMWA can be named as a beneficiary through a will or an amendment to a will. You can bequest a specific amount of money, a percentage of the remaining estate, or name the museum as a contingent beneficiary in case a loved one predeceases you. View an example of recommended language.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) allows donors to transfer assets (stocks, bonds, life insurance policies, certificates of deposit, and cash donations) in exchange for guaranteed income for life.

Donating through a gift annuity allows you to:

  • Receive an immediate tax deduction for part of your gift.
  • Realize additional tax savings, because a portion of each of your guaranteed payments is considered a nontaxable return on your investment.

Other Planned Gifts

NMWA can be the recipient of a gift of real estate or named as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan. If you designate NMWA to receive real estate, please state in your will that the property is to be sold through your estate and NMWA is to receive the proceeds from its sale.

NMWA recommends that you consult your tax advisor or legal professional for complete details about including NMWA in your estate plans or creating a life income plan as they apply to your personal circumstances.