Legacy & Planned Giving
Ensuring Thinkery’s legacy starts with you!
Ensuring Thinkery’s legacy starts with you.
Thinkery is an important part of what makes Austin a special place to call home. Cultural institutions like Thinkery contribute to the vibrancy of our city. Whether you come to the museum to be a playmate with your favorite kiddo in your life, volunteer with your coworkers, or come play at one of our “big kid” events, your Thinkery moment is important. After nearly 40 years of creating inspirational learning experiences for ALL children in Central Texas, we are just getting started. Your legacy is an important part of our success!
Legacy and Planned Giving
There are many ways you can support Thinkery beyond cash gifts.
Donor Advised Funds
Request a grant from your donor advised fund for Thinkery, EIN: 74-2991346.
Retirement Plans, IRA Distributions, and Life Insurance Policies
Maximize your support and minimize taxes through gifts of IRA distributions, retirement plan assets, or life insurance. Learn how.
Make a gift of your appreciated securities and enjoy a charitable income tax deduction. If you plan to transfer a gift of stock to Thinkery, please complete this notification form, so we can properly credit your gift to you.
Include Thinkery in your will
Structure your will to provide for your family and then include a gift to the charitable organizations and causes you love. A simple sentence and meeting with an estate planning attorney are all it takes. Here is an example of wording that may be used to name Thinkery as a beneficiary of your last will and testament.
If you are ready to liquidate, sell, or transfer your privately held LLC, making a gift ahead of time can provide many great benefits like an income tax charitable deduction or minimizes your capital gains tax as assets donated to charity typically do not apply.
Contact Thinkery’s Chief Advancement Officer, Shaleiah Fox, and our knowledgeable team will help you meet your philanthropic goals through legacy giving.
Thinkery’s Commitment to Safe Donor Practices
Thinkery adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor’s Bill of Rights. Thinkery assures accountability as good stewards of the charitable gifts we receive. If you have qeustions regarding how we steward gifts at Thinkery, please reach out to our Advancement Team at Development@thinkeryaustin.org.
Thinkery (Legal name: Austin Childrens Musuem d/b/a Thinkery) is a 501(c)(3) organization, EIN: 74-2288789. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Donate to Thinkery
Make a tax-deductible gift to Thinkery and help us continue to serve our Central Texas community!