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Endowments for the Future

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11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Long-term preservation is important to maintain sites at a level worthy of being on the World Heritage list. Endowment contributions will provide ongoing support and sustainability for Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites to maintain and protect its historic assets.

By making an endowment gift, you are ensuring that Historic Bethlehem has the resources to preserve the buildings and sites that create Bethlehem’s sense of place forever.  Endowment gifts are held as long-term investments and each year they provide revenue for Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites to maintain the historic sites we care for at a level worthy of being National Historic Landmarks and being nominated to the World Heritage List. Endowment support provides resources to bring school groups to visit and to provide programming to engage others around our work—to build tomorrow’s stewards of Bethlehem’s heritage.

Join us in the forever business!

Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash

Gifts of cash may be made over a period of time or as a one-time gift. A schedule of pledge payments may be arranged according to your needs.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of Appreciated Securities may provide additional tax advantages. Generally, an income-tax deduction may be taken for the full fair market value of gifted property.  

The IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover allows you, once you have reached the age of 72 to donate up to $100,000 within each tax year directly from your Individual Retirement Account without treating the distribution as taxable income.

Estate Gifts

Estate gifts are another way to make a gift. One of the easiest ways to do this is by naming Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement fund. You may also plan a gift by bequest in your will or other written estate plan.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts may be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. We will work with you to acknowledge your gift in a way that is meaningful to you.

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