Estate and Planned Gifts

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What Is Planned Giving?
Planned giving is finding ways to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Planned gifts are sometimes referred to as "stop-and-think" gifts because they require some planning and, often, help from your professional advisors. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death. More

Contact Rick Bartemus at 901.544.6211 or rick.bartemus@brooksmuseum.org to learn how you can support our mission while ensuring your family's financial security.

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Truth or Consequences
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