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Planned Giving

Making a planned gift to the Gardiner Museum ensures future generations will enjoy the beauty ceramics bring into our lives in so many ways.

Making a planned gift to the Gardiner Museum ensures future generations will enjoy the beauty ceramics bring into our lives in so many ways. It provides a lasting, meaningful gift to the Gardiner that gives ongoing support to our permanent collection, exhibitions, and education programs.

The Gardiner Museum was founded because of the generosity of George and Helen Gardiner who made a significant living gift by establishing the Museum in 1984, and continued their support through planned gifts. The Museum has continued to grow thanks to the generosity of donors who want desire to maintain a connection to an organization they have continually supported, and who want to invest in the Museums development.

  • Permanent collection support and acquisition
  • Special exhibitions
  • Education Programs
  • Greatest need

If you plan on making a significant gift to the Gardiner in your will that is $25,000 or more, you can choose to establish a Named Endowment Fund to be recognized in perpetuity for your generosity.

Your planned gift to the Gardiner can take many forms:

  • Making a gift to the Gardiner in your will through cash, publicly traded stocks, bonds, stock options, or mutual funds
  • Establishing a Named Endowment Fund as a permanent investment fund at the Gardiner
  • Naming the Gardiner as a beneficiary in a retirement plan or life insurance policy
  • Promising a gift of artwork (for more info click here)

How to Make a Planned Gift

The Gardiner Museum is happy to discuss your estate plans. However, as your situation is unique, we encourage you to consult with your personal financial and legal advisors before including the Museum in your will. The Gardiner asks that all donors who have made a planned gift complete a pledge form as a record of their commitment.

If you already have a will, it’s not too late to add a bequest. For a small legal fee, you can add a codicil, or an amendment, to your existing will. Again, we advise you to contact your lawyer or financial advisor for more information.

If you are considering or have made the decision to make a planned gift to the Gardiner, please contact John Farrell, Chief Development Officer at 416.408.5052 or

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Please note the Gardiner Museum is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory service. Advice from legal and tax counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.

The Porcelain Society

An exclusive group for individuals who support the Gardiner by making a planned gift.

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