Planned Giving

The Fine Arts Museums have served our community for more than a century, and we are dedicated to fulfilling our important mission for the benefit of generations to come. This commitment is supported each year by many thoughtful and forward-thinking individuals who give through their estates. Estate planning offers donors the opportunity to transform a love of art into a lasting cultural legacy for the Museums and for the community.

The Museums offer a variety of tools for informed decision-making and numerous gift options that can fulfill your personal and financial goals.

Contact Information

For information about opportunities for planned giving at the Fine Arts Museums, please contact Pam Earing, Associate Director of Individual Giving, at pearing@famsf.org or 415.750. 8940.

Estate Planning

The most important tool that the Museums offer to assist with your estate planning is our Estate Planning Organizer. You may download this form here; or you may order a hard copy or request a link to be sent to you via e-mail by contacting Pam Earing, Associate Director of Individual Giving, at pearing@famsf.org or 415.750. 8940.

Bequests

One of the most common ways to support the Fine Arts Museums through a planned gift is by making a charitable bequest in your will or living trust. It is not necessary to rewrite your current documents—simply add an amendment, called a codicil, to your will or living trust.

Charitable Annuities

A gift annuity is simple to create. You fund your annuity with a gift of cash or stock, and are then paid a guaranteed fixed amount monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually for life.

Charitable Trusts

In the right circumstances, the establishment of a charitable trust can increase your income and lower your taxes, as well as provide very important support for the Fine Arts Museums.

Retirement Plan Assets

A designation in your IRA or other retirement plan may be a very cost-effective way of making a gift to the Fine Arts Museums.

Gifts of Real Estate

You can give your home to the Fine Arts Museums and keep it, too. A charitable life estate agreement allows you to donate a personal residence while retaining the right to live there for life. 

Legacy Circle

If you have already remembered the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in your estate plan, we would be honored to enroll you in our Legacy Circle. 

Gifts of Art

Artwork is a form of tangible personal property that may be donated to the Fine Arts Museums. In addition to outright gifts, we welcome bequests and promised gifts of art.