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  Legacy Society

The Speed Legacy Society represents the future of the museum while honoring those who have generously contributed to our past and present. This includes those who have provided for the museum in their estate planning or made substantial lifetime financial gifts and/or donations of works of art. Through their thoughtful planning and generosity, Legacy Society members have assured the enduring excellence of the museum. Members of the Legacy Society today carry forward the heritage of financial Support and gifts of art established by founder Hattie Bishop Speed and other benefactors.

  Members of the Speed Legacy Society are honored at an annual dinner and recognized in various publications and/or signage in the museum.

Ways to include the Speed in your estate planning:
Including a bequest for the benefit of the museum in your
  will or trust
Participating in a life income arrangement, such as a
  charitable remainder trust
Creating a charitable lead trust for the benefit of the museum
Naming the museum as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
Giving a work of art to the museum
  Gifts can be directed toward purposes such as:
Building the museum’s endowment
Acquiring works of art and art conservation
Supporting educational programs
Funding exhibitions, and special projects

Your generosity to the Speed may provide federal, estate, and gift tax advantages and, in some cases, income to you. In addition, you will have the knowledge that your gift will be a legacy for generations to come. In the course of considering a gift, you should consult your own attorney or tax advisor.

For more information please call 502.634.2700 or


The Speed Museum - Four Star Charity

The Speed Art Museumís sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, Americaís largest independent charity evaluator.


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