Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Plan a legacy that will last throughout the ages.

Planned Giving

Making a planned gift is a thoughtful way to contribute significantly to the future of the Barnes Foundation, and to create a legacy that will inspire art and horticulture enthusiasts for generations to come. Your gift supports the Barnes’s collection and education programs, and offers many benefits to you or your family.

With your planned gift, you can receive financial or tax benefits while making a more significant contribution to the Barnes than you might have thought possible.

Donors who make a provision for the Foundation in their estate plans, or contribute by making a different planned gift, are eligible to join the Barnes Legacy Society

  • Bequests

By including a gift to the Barnes Foundation in your will, you can make a meaningful gift for the future of the Barnes without reducing the assets available to you during your life.  

  • Gifts of Stock or Securities

Gifts of stock or securities can help you maximize your philanthropic giving while minimizing taxes on capital gains. If you are interested in supporting the Barnes Foundation through a gift of stock or securities, please contact Development Services for transfer instructions, 215.278.7132.

  • Gifts of Cash, Life Insurance, or a Retirement Plan

Gifts of cash, life insurance, or a retirement plan all provide the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped the Barnes Foundation in a very meaningful way. You can name the Barnes as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k) or other retirement account, or of a life insurance policy, simply by filling out a beneficiary designation form from your plan provider or administrator. 

  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust provides a beneficiary (or two beneficiaries) with income, which can be fixed or variable, and last for a set number of years or for life. At the end of the trust term, the remaining trust assets are distributed to the Barnes Foundation. You can choose the beneficiaries (including yourself), the trustees, and the amount or variable rate of income it provides.


An Invitation to Join the Barnes Legacy Society

The Barnes Legacy Society recognizes and honors those friends and members of the Barnes Foundation who have made a commitment to the future of this institution by including the Foundation in their estate plans.

If you have already provided for the Barnes in your estate plan, or have made another planned gift to benefit the Foundation, please fill out our Legacy Donor Profile Form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the Legacy Society. If you would like to discuss your plans or giving options with us, please contact 215.278.7132.

Contact Us

For more information on how these gifts might work for you, please call at 215.278.7132. 


Name the Barnes in Your Will

One of the simplest ways to support the Foundation's future, a bequest provides a gift for the Barnes in your will. Make us part of your family.