Cash

One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is with a gift of cash. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of:

An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check or credit card today, you enable us to meet our immediate needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize.

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary or close the account.

A gift in your will or living trust. Through a gift in your will or living trust, you can support VMFA with a specific amount of money or a percentage of your total estate. This type of gift allows you the flexibility to change your mind at any time.

A charitable gift annuity. You and/or a loved one will recieve fixed annuity payments for life based on a rate applicable at the time of the gift. Any amount remaining passes to VMFA. A charitable gift annuity typically works well for those 60 and older and is often funded with cash.

A charitable remainder trust. Cash is the easiest and least complicated way to fund a charitable remainder trust. Oftentimes, it can provide the necessary liquidity to provide for payments to the income beneficiary when the trust is also funded with hard to sell assets.

A charitable lead trust. You may always use cash to fund a lead trust. Oftentimes, lead trusts are funded with cash in addition to stock or real estate.

A donor advised fund. A gift of cash through check or credit card is one of the easiest ways to contribute to a donor advised fund. 

Memorial and tribute gifts. If you have a friend or family member whose life has been touched by VMFA, consider making a gift to us in his or her name.

An endowed gift. Create an endowment or contribute to one that is already established to ensure that your support of VMFA will last forever.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Leslie Ellis at 804.204.2726 or leslie.ellis@vmfa.museum for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include VMFA in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
Address: 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
Federal Tax ID Number: 51-0205333