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The Frick Pittsburgh is an exceptional example of a planned gift at its most generous – Helen Clay Frick left provisions in her will for Clayton, her childhood family home, to be restored and opened to the public along with The Frick Art Museum and the family’s car and carriage collection.  That foresight has enabled The Frick Pittsburgh to evolve into the unique museum we have today.
 
You too are able to create a meaningful legacy that will help ensure that the Frick will continue to prosper well into the future – and likely, you will be able to reduce you and your heirs’ tax liability in the process! There are many ways to make such a gift – simple methods include gifts of Appreciated Stock, Life Insurance, Bequests and Charitable Trusts. 

Consult your attorney or accountant to discuss your tax situation and the advantages of making a planned gift to The Frick Pittsburgh.  For more information on planned giving options at the Frick, contact Susan Neszpaul, director of advancement & engagement at sneszpaul@TheFrickPittsburgh.org or 412-342-4079

A Few More Ways To Give

Gifts of stock or appreciated assets
Many donors choose to make gifts of appreciated stocks or mutual funds to offset an anticipated capital gains tax. Even better, you can take a sizeable charitable deduction on your taxes—a deduction that can be used to offset other taxes. Stock or other appreciated assets can also be used to fund a charitable trust or life income agreement.

Transfer of Stock
Before transferring stock to the Frick, please notify us of your intentions and the details of your gift, including stock type and number of shares to be transferred.  We will need this information to properly credit you and issue a receipt for tax purposes.  Below is the information to provide to your broker for an electronic transfer of your gift:

PNC Bank
DTC#2616
Account Name: FAHC STOCK GIFTS
Account Number: 21100013738193
Attention: Thomas Stefanik, 412-762-5183

For more information on making a gift of stock, contact:
Elita Walker (ewalker@thefrickpittsburgh.org, 412-342-4084)

One of the big advantages of this type of giving is that you maintain lifetime ownership of the policy, including the right to cash it in, borrow against it and change the beneficiary. Because you own the policy during your lifetime, an income tax charitable deduction for this future gift (or for the premium payments you made during your lifetime) is not applicable. However, and for some perhaps more important, your estate can take an estate tax charitable deduction. Alternatively, you may also choose to transfer ownership of a policy to the Frick, or purchase a new policy with the Frick as owner and beneficiary. If you choose this method, you are entitled to certain tax advantages. 

Remember – as with all estate planning, consult legal counsel to be sure you get the greatest possible benefit. For more information on bequests or other planned giving options at the Frick, contact: Susan Neszpaul, director of advancement & engagement, at sneszpaul@TheFrickPittsburgh.org or 412-342-4079.

By making a bequest, you’ll be demonstrating that you highly value the Frick’s commitment to providing one of the best experiences of art, history and nature for generations to come. 

Become a part of The Frick Pittsburgh’s future!  A bequest can:
  • Allow you to make a significant impact by making a gift that is considerably larger than what you may be able to make in your lifetime.
  • Help you lower certain federal and state estate taxes. Retirement accounts can also be used fund your bequest and impact your and your heirs’ tax burden. 
  • Provide an opportunity to honor a loved one by designating your bequest as a memorial.
  • You are able to decide the type of impact you make—designate your bequest for programs, facilities, conservation or to be used where it is needed most.

By including the Frick in your will, you play an important part in ensuring the continuation of the museum’s mission long into the future. Some suggestions for wording are listed below:

Dollar Amount: I give, devise, and bequeath to the Frick Art and Historical Center (Federal Tax ID #25-1596285), a not-for-profit charitable organization incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania and located at 7227 Reynolds Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208, the sum of $____ dollars (or the following described property).

Specific assets:  I give, devise, and bequeath to the Frick Art and Historical Center (Federal Tax ID #25-1596285), a not-for-profit charitable organization incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania and located at 7227 Reynolds Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208, ____ shares of XXX Corporation common stock.

Percentage:  I give, devise, and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to the Frick Art and Historical Center (Federal Tax ID #25-1596285), a not-for-profit charitable organization incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania and located at 7227 Reynolds Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208.

Contingent Bequest:  If any of the above beneficiaries should predecease me, then I give the Property, real or personal, that each such beneficiary would have received had he (or she) survived me, to the Frick Art and Historical Center, a not-for-profit charitable organization incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania and located at 7227 Reynolds Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208.

Remember – as with all estate planning, consult legal counsel to be sure you get the greatest possible benefit. For more information on bequests or other planned giving options at the Frick, contact: Susan Neszpaul, director of advancement & engagement, at sneszpaul@TheFrickPittsburgh.org or 412-342-4079.

Charitable trusts can be funded with highly appreciated assets, such as stocks, mutual funds and even real estate, and can be custom-designed to positively affect you and your estate. Two types of charitable trusts predominate. Charitable Remainder Trusts provide income to meet your specific financial needs, at the termination of which the remaining assets pass to the Frick. Charitable Lead Trusts generate income for the Frick for a period of years, at the end of which the trust property passes back to you or an heir. Since the details of every estate are different, consult with your financial planner or an attorney skilled in charitable trusts.

For more information on Charitable Trusts or other planned giving options at the Frick, contact: Susan Neszpaul, director of advancement & engagement, at sneszpaul@TheFrickPittsburgh.org or 412-342-4079.

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