How to Give

Create Your Legacy Through a Planned Gift

Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. But did you know that a planned gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life? You can even make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will).

Six Ways to Make a Planned Gift

To read about one of the six basic ways to make a planned gift, select the one below that best fits your situation.

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camp Vault. Link to Gifts by Will
Gifts by Will
Make a gift that costs nothing now.
Cranbrook Institute of Science Exhibit. Link to Gifts That Pay You Income
Gifts That Pay You Income
You can support Cranbrook and retain income for yourself and loved ones.
Cranbrook Art Academy student Anjuli Wright. Photo credit PD Rearick. Link to Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Lead trusts allow you to benefit Cranbrook now, then your heirs.
Cranbrook Art Museum Art Lab. Link to Gifts from Retirement Plans
Gifts from Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to Cranbrook.
Cranbrook Schools Dining Hall. Link to Gifts by Estate Note
Gifts by Estate Note
An estate note is an irrevocable pledge or debt against the donor's estate.
Cranbrook Art Academy Library Exterior. Photo credit PD Rearick. Link to What to Give
What to Give
Giving cash is simple, but giving assets such as stocks often offers additional tax savings.


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