Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy

Make your dollar last forever.

All planned gifts made to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis go into museum’s endowment, which we refer to as forever dollars. With its strong board leadership and Moody AAA rating, the museum’s endowment is fiscally sound, ensuring that your forever dollars provide extraordinary family learning experiences for decades to come. Planned giving options include:

  • Bequest
  • Gift Annuity
  • Life Insurance/Retirement Accounts
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
  • Lead Trusts
  • Remainder Trusts

Join Ruth Allison Lilly Society

Ruth Allison Lilly was one of the museum's earliest benefactors and gave generously to The Children's Museum during her lifetime and through generous bequests. She was among the visionaries who helped establish the museum as a world-class educational and cultural institution. Ruth Allison Lilly Society was created in her honor to recognize those donors who support the museum through estate and planned gifts.

Members of the society receive:

  • Recognition in museum publications, including the annual report (unless the donor requests anonymity)
  • Invitation to an annual special recognition event at the museum

Gift Calculators

Please select a presentation that shows the income and tax benefits for you. You may view a presentation that shows the benefits of a planned gift based on your property and goals.

Judy Stewart
Consider making your dollar last forever by exploring your planned giving options. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at all. Please contact:

Judy Stewart
Planned Giving Officer
317-334-3839
judys@childrensmuseum.org.