A GIFT TO THE CENTER’S ENDOWMENT established through your estate can make a lasting impact on the work of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art while costing you nothing during your lifetime. Leaving a legacy in our railroad heritage community is easy. Just ask your attorney or financial advisor to include the language in the red box at right in your will, trust, insurance policy, or on other beneficiary designation forms.

Your legacy gift can be directed to support any of our specific programs where you have a particular interest or to provide general support for all of the activities of the Center. In your estate plan, it is important to use the endowment’s full and exact name: “Center for Railroad Photography & Art Endowment” (EIN 47-7373395). As a 509(a)(3) organization, gifts are tax exempt to the fullest extent permissible by law.

To ensure that your legacy is established according to your wishes, please get in touch with Scott Lothes, president and executive director, or Inga Velten, development associate. Unless you specify otherwise, your commitment will remain fully confidential.

With Gratitude

We gratefully acknowledge the Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust as underwriter of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s Endowment Campaign.

Sample Language

I give ____% and/or $____ of my estate to the Center for Railroad Photography & Art Endowment (EIN 47-7373395), 313 Price Place, Suite 13, Madison, Wisconsin, 53705-3262, to provide funding for _______ at the Center or the program(s) most in need as determined by the administration of the Center and its board of directors, and by the trustees of the Center’s endowment fund.