How to Leave Your Legacy

The Museum welcomes gifts made through different planned giving arrangements. Choosing the right planned gift depends on your personal circumstances and financial goals. Consider using the following language as you consult with your estate planning professional.

Gift of a Percentage of the Estate

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the San Diego Natural History Museum, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, with offices currently at 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, _________% of the residue of my estate for its unrestricted use (OR INSERT SPECIFIC PURPOSE*) in carrying out its mission.”

Gift of a Specific Dollar Amount

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the San Diego Natural History Museum, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, with offices currently at 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, the cash sum of $__________ U.S. Dollars for its unrestricted use (OR INSERT SPECIFIC PURPOSE*) in carrying out its mission.”

Gift of a Specific Property

“I give, devise and bequeath to the San Diego Natural History Museum, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, with offices currently at 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, the following real property (here describe the premises with exactness and particularity) with power to lease, mortgage, or sell the same at its discretion, for its unrestricted use (OR INSERT SPECIFIC PURPOSE*) in carrying out its mission.”

Gift of the Residue of an Estate

“I give the residue of my estate to the San Diego Natural History Museum, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, with offices currently at 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, for its unrestricted use (OR INSERT SPECIFIC PURPOSE*) in carrying out its mission.”

*Please contact the Museum at 619.255.0172 to discuss any gift restrictions. We want to make sure your intent matches with our goals and mission!

Key Information

Name:
San Diego Society of Natural History Balboa Park
DBA The San Diego Natural History Museum

Tax ID:
95-1643375. The San Diego Natural History Museum is tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 121390
San Diego, CA 92112

Street Address:
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Questions? Reach out to ask about leaving a legacy for the San Diego Natural History Museum. Contact Eowyn Bates at 619.255.0172 or ebates@sdnhm.org. Your inquiry will be kept confidential.