Planned Giving

One of the most valuable ways a donor can give to an organization is through planned giving. The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to offer a legacy program, which allows our friends, members, donors, and constituents the opportunity to donate a gift that will continue throughout the years. The Center’s legacy program provides donors with a unique connection that can honor the wishes and life of the donor and, in turn, provides vital sustenance to the organization.


If you have included The Center for Art in Wood in your will or estate plans, we hope you will let us know so that we can express our gratitude and enroll you as a member of the Center’s Evergreen Society. If you prefer that your plans remain private, we thank you for your support.

The Evergreen Society is a special group of donors who have made an investment in the arts community, and in the future of The Center for Art in Wood, by including the Center in their estate plans. Members will be invited to Evergreen Society gatherings and other special events and, with their permission, will be given recognition on the website and on donor lists. There are no dues or fees associated with membership in the Evergreen Society. Please click here for examples of planned giving vehicles that can be authorized at your convenience.

How funds will be used An unrestricted bequest provides the Center with the flexibility to use your gift to meet the most urgent programmatic and financial needs. However, at your request, we are happy to apply your contribution to a program, endowment fund or specific aspect of operations. Donors who choose to make the Center a part of their estate plans can realize financial and/or tax saving benefits. Please speak with your financial advisor or attorney about what makes sense for you.
We welcome the opportunity to provide you with individual assistance and information, in confidence and without obligation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Fred Kaplan-Mayer, Managing Director, 215-923-8000,