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Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving


A planned gift is a deferred gift which may be realized by the recipient institution at some point in the future and includes life insurance, stock and other provisions. Although many people believe that estate planning is only for the wealthy, it is important for everyone to arrange the disposition of their estate. Also, there are tax advantages to donors who give a gift during their lifetime. Gifts may also be tailored specifically to meet personal and financial goals.

Your support makes it possible for the Gardiner to serve the larger community by delivering accessible, stimulating and informative exhibitions as well as education and outreach programs that engage artists, collectors, museum members and the general public. 

Planned Giving is an important way to help the Museum to achieve these goals.

Judy and Phelps Bell have both made planned gifts to the Gardiner in their estate plans. Phelps explains his decision to include the Gardiner in his will:

“Bequests can make a huge difference to the Gardiner. For the donor, they are a powerful way of maintaining a connection with the organization and at the same time bring real pleasure. The simple facts are that a Planned Gift costs you nothing now, but when you no longer need the funds and have provided for your family, a charitable bequest brings a major reduction in your estate taxes.”  --Phelps Bell

For more information about making a planned gift to the Gardiner Museum, please contact Amy Digout, Senior Development Officer, at +1 416-408-5077.

Porcelain Society

All donors who commit to making a planned gift to the Gardiner Museum are invited to join the Porcelain Society which was created to recognize the incredible generosity of planned giving donors. The Gardiner is deeply grateful to all members of the Porcelain Society for including the Museum in their legacy plans.

Alison & David Appleyard
Patricia Bartlett-Richards
Julia Bass Hamilton
Judy & Phelps Bell
Ann Walker Bell
Ellen & Brian Carr
Meredith Chilton
Robert and Marian Cumming and the Cumming Ceramic Research Foundation
Diane Dyer
Kent & Douglas Farndale
Douglas G. Gardner

Lorna Marsden & Edward Harvey
Alexandra Montgomery
Michael Pearson & Joy Tyndall
Diana Reitberger
Isabella Smejda & Ambrose Roche
Russell David Smith & Carl Lee Shain
Dennis Weiss
Brian Wilks
Raphael Yu
Anonymous (1)

* Deceased

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