If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the Field Museum, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
An Example of How It Works
When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising the Museum for its tireless efforts to better his community.
Sarah decided to make a gift to the Museum in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at the Museum thanks to the gift, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.
- Contact Office of Planned Giving at 312.665.7098 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the Museum.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you make a memorial gift to the Museum through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: The Field Museum of Natural History
Address: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2167011