You have the power to make a lasting impact on the Friends of the Visual Arts dba Willamette Art Center through a planned gift.

By remembering the Willamette Art Center when making plans for your own estate, you can help ensure that the center’s legacy – and your own – will long endure. Discover the rich variety of ways to leave a lasting legacy and tell the story of what you hold as most important and valuable in your life and community.

Gifts You Can Make Anytime

Assets most commonly used to fund a gift for the Willamette Art Center:

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Closely Held Stock
  • Life Insurance
  • Tangible Personal Property

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by Willamette Art Center, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to WAC in honor of that person. Providing a gift establishes a living tribute that allows you to:

  • Honor a loved one or yourself
  • Support WAC’s continuing efforts
  • Receive personal financial benefits from your contribution

Any charitable gift you arrange can be made in honor of someone. Consider these two basic methods of establishing an honorary gift:

  • A Gift Today — An outright gift can help fund Willamette Art Center’s immediate needs or an upcoming project. The financial benefits include an income tax deduction and possible elimination of capital gains tax.
  • A Gift Through Your Will or Living Trust — You can include a bequest in your will or living trust stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount, or — more commonly — a percentage of your estate will pass to Willamette Art Center at your death in honor of your loved one.