ways to give

Ways To Give

Hillwood Legacy Council

Follow in the footsteps of Marjorie Merriweather Post, ensuring that the splendor of the collections and gardens are maintained in order to inspire and educate future generations, by including Hillwood in your estate plans. The Hillwood Legacy Council was formed to acknowledge and celebrate those who, through their generosity and planning, have made a commitment to ensure a vibrant future for Hillwood. We invite you to let us know of your own intentions and become a member of the Hillwood Legacy Council. Members will enjoy special benefits and celebrate their commitment together at an annual reception.

You can support Hillwood and further your financial goals with thoughtful gift planning. Planned gifts benefit you, your loved ones, and Hillwood at the same time. These types of gifts create a lasting legacy for future generations while maximizing the tax benefits of a donation. Most gifts are alterable in the event of life changes.

Contact Us

Please contact our development team at 202.243.3975 or for more information about making a planned gift to Hillwood, including through other gift avenues not mentioned on this site. 

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Planned Giving Options 

A bequest is one of the simplest ways to provide for the future of Hillwood through your will or trust. A bequest to Hillwood may be deductible against estate and inheritance taxes. Advance planning can minimize these taxes and preserve more of the estate. 

Retirement Plan Assets
You can support Hillwood and your heirs by making Hillwood a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan. Using retirement assets to make your donation and leaving other assets to your heirs often enables you to give more to your heirs. 

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions
An IRA qualified charitable distribution (also called an IRA charitable rollover) is an excellent way to make gifts and receive tax benefits in return. As you plan your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year, consider using your IRA account to make the most of your charitable giving. See if you qualify.

Charitable Gift Annuities
These gifts are life income arrangements that provide donors with regular fixed payments annually for life in exchange for transferring assets to Hillwood. 

Life Insurance Assets
Naming Hillwood as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy is easy, flexible, and may not affect your current cash flow. 


Be sure to check with your financial advisor to determine whether a planned gift is right for you. This information is not meant as tax or legal advice. Read the full disclaimer here.