Donate » Planned Giving & Renaissance Society
There is no better time than the New Year to remind our members of the giving opportunities that enable them to support the museum. Patrons may leave a lasting impact on the Flint Institute of Arts by way of an immediate gift or through estate planning. By notifying the FIA of plans to contribute via your estate, you will become part of the legacy group known as the Renaissance Society.

As a member of the Renaissance Society, you will be recognized in the Members Magazine and Annual Report. This year, the FIA will invite the Society to the first annual Director’s Toast to be held on tax day in the Members Room.

Planned gifts to the Institute include bequests through estates or wills, charitable trusts and annuities. Non-monetary assets such as real estate, works of art, life insurance and Independent Retirement Accounts are also included. These contributions will help specific areas of interest or operations of the renovated facility and enable the FIA to reach its goal in the current Endowment Campaign. With your support, the FIA will continue to flourish for years to come.

For more information contact Kathryn Sharbaugh by or by calling 810.234.1695.
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Leave Your Legacy Right Here at the FIA
Consider leaving a legacy gift that will help sustain the Flint Institute of Arts for future generations. You don't have to be wealthy to leave a legacy.

• Planning a gift through your will may allow you to make a much larger gift     than you can give during your lifetime and you retain full use of your assets   during your lifetime.
• You do not have to change your will to leave a bequest as you can simply add   an amendment to arrange for a gift upon your passing.
• It is easy to name the FIA as the beneficiary to receive part or all of an IRA, a   401(k), or a life insurance policy.
• You will minimize your taxable estate, simplify the probate process and fulfill   your philanthropic goals.

Each year more than 80% of South-east Michigan residents give to nonprofit organizations. A third of the contributions are given to religious organizations and close to another third of all contributions benefits health, human services, animals and environmental causes. Charitable gifts to education add almost another third to the equation. The remaining percentage, about four percent, is given to arts and culture. Although the majority of area residents support charities during their lifetimes fewer than 6% of them leave a bequest through their wills. Imagine how much good could be done if each one of us remembered our favorite places in our estate planning. The impact would be immeasurable.

To discuss how to help the FIA, please contact Kathryn Sharbaugh by or by calling 810.234.1695.
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