Planned Giving: The Legacy Society
You can help the Museum in the future by planning for it now. 

Working with The Merrill Lynch Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management and Stelter’s planned-giving management group, Holocaust Museum Houston's Legacy Society actively encourages donors to consider planned gifts to the Museum through a variety of options.Survivors Legacy

Donors give primarily through outright gifts of cash, securities or property, with cash gifts being the most common and one of the most beneficial to the donor in terms of tax deductibility. However, there are advantages to certain stock gifts, which allow the donor to avoid realizing a capital gains tax on the stock’s appreciated value while benefiting from a tax deduction on the full market value.

Tax law and charitable-giving deductions can be confusing, but using our partnership with Merrill Lynch, the Museum is in a better position to help our donors find the giving method that will most benefit them. Most donors that think of legacy gifts, think in terms of gifts left in wills and estate plans. These vehicles are the most common form of legacy gifts to the Museum.

When considering a planned gift arrangement with Holocaust Museum Houston, donors may chose from a variety of instruments. For example, a charitable remainder trust (CRT) enables a donor to set up a trust that will pay the donor and his or her spouse during their lives and then transfer the remaining assets in the trust to the Museum when the trust terminates.

Another instrument, a charitable lead trust (CLT), allows donors that don’t need the additional income presently to give an income stream to the Museum now and have the trust benefit their family at a later date when the trust terminates.

Both CRTs and CLTs can be arranged on behalf of Holocaust Museum Houston by the donor’s financial institution or can be facilitated by our friends at Merrill Lynch. There are also more specialized instruments that may meet individual needs more precisely.

Donors wishing to learn more about legacy giving and Holocaust Museum Houston’s planned-giving program should call 713-942-8000 or e-mail
If You Believe
If you believe…
That a systematic destruction of a people should never happen…

If you believe…
That too many of our children are immersed in a culture of violence and intolerance…

If you believe…
That education is unique in its ability to transform ignorance into respect for those who are different…

If you believe…
That prejudice and hatred can be overcome…

If you believe…then act!
Become a member of Holocaust Museum Houston.

Donations Contact
For endowment and planned giving, call 713-527-1629.
For tribute giving, call 713-527-1626.

To sponsor a day of free admission, call 713-527-1612.

Hours and Admission
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

The Boniuk Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at


Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
AARP members with valid ID card $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2017), Memorial Day (May 29, 2017), D-Day (June 6, 2017), and Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2017).

Docent-led tours can be scheduled for schools and groups of 10 or more. Tours are available in Spanish, English and French. To arrange a docent-led tour, please call Visitor Services at 713-942-8000, ext. 302 or submit the form below.

Guided tours are available for all visitors on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday tours run at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday tours are scheduled for 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Holocaust Museum Houston Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004-6804, Tel: 713-942-8000, E-mail: Powered by Nodus Solutions