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Robert Ressler, Baruch Ashem, 1989, wood, copper, concrete base, diameter: 32 ft; height: 14 ft, Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Original Gift of Leonard Dobbs.

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Join the Grounds For Sculpture Legacy Society and help support Grounds For Sculpture through Planned Giving.

Through your bequest or other planned gifts, you can ensure that Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) will continue to fulfill its mission to promote an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art for all people and inspire visitors of all ages for generations to come. By remembering GFS in your will, establishing a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust, or making GFS a beneficiary of your IRA or Life Insurance Policy, you may create a lifetime stream of income for you and/or a member of your family, as well an enjoy a significant charitable income tax or estate tax deduction.

One of the easiest and most popular ways to make a planned gift is to include GFS in your will or revocable living trust. If you already have a will, it is not necessary to rewrite your entire will to make a bequest to GFS.  Suggested bequest language:

I give, devise and bequeath to Grounds For Sculpture, a non-profit educational and charitable organization whose mailing address is 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619 xxx percent of my estate (or, the sum of $xxx; or , xxx percent of the residue of my estate) to support (a specific program or operating activity).

A charitable gift annuity provides you with fixed payments annually (an annuity) for life in exchange for transferring assets to GFS.

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) enables you to receive interest income for a certain period of time, after which GFS will receive the remaining trust principal. You irrevocably transfer cash, equities, or real or personal property to the trust. You then receive interest income for life or a certain period of time (no more than 20 years).

IRA’s and qualified retirement plans like 401(k)s are some of the best assets to leave to charity. You may also designate GFS as owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

A charitable lead trust enables you to preserve a portion of your estate and pass assets tax-free to your heirs.

For more information about how you can support Grounds For Sculpture through a planned gift, please call the Development Office at (609) 249-0233.

Please note: Making an estate gift requires careful planning and thoughtful consideration; therefore, we advise donors to consult with their financial advisors as they explore these options.

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