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
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Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $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 Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2015) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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