Truman Legacy Society

Truman Legacy Society

The Truman Legacy Society is a group of people who have, through their estate plans, invested in the Truman Library Institute’s future. The Truman Legacy Society was created to acknowledge and thank these supporters for their generosity and to connect them to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in meaningful ways.

We hope you will consider including the Truman Library Institute in your estate or financial plans. With your planned gift, you may enjoy financial or tax benefits while also helping preserve the enduring legacy of America’s 33rd president. Your gift, whatever its size, also will help fulfill the Truman Library Institute’s mission to enrich the public’s understanding of history, the presidency, public policy and citizenship, for generations to come.

Most importantly, estate planning ensures that the people and causes you care most about benefit from your estate, as you wish, and it has additional advantages for many people, including reducing estate taxes, providing a life income stream, providing a current income tax deduction, helping to reduce or avoid capital gains tax, and offering an opportunity to support the vital work of the Truman Library Institute with a more generous charitable gift than you thought possible.

Planned Gift Options

Please note: This information will help you get started, but it is summary in form and general in nature and does not apply to all individuals. Please consult your tax, legal or financial advisors concerning the specific details and consequences of making a planned gift to the Truman Library Institute and to help you determine which approach is best for you.

Join the Truman Legacy Society

When you notify us that you have named the Truman Library Institute as a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, charitable trust or other deferred gift, we will welcome you as a Truman Legacy Society member where you can enjoy the benefits of the Truman Legacy Society membership and share in the pride of creating a legacy for future generations. Truman Legacy Society receive:

  • Invitations to an annual Truman Legacy Society reception
  • Invitations to attend special events with guest speakers and dignitaries;
  • Exclusive access to the Library and Museum through special programs and guided tours
  • Special communiqués, updates and messages throughout the year
  • Information on relevant legislation about charitable gift planning
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