Planned Giving

Clara Bryant Ford Society

Current Giving Opportunities

Supporting The Henry Ford with Your Retirement Account (IRA)
Donors aged 70 ½ or older may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) up to $100,000 to charity from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs). These contributions may also qualify to meet ones required minimum distributions. Please contact us for more information on this tax-advantaged giving opportunity.

For donors interested in making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to The Henry Ford, we have provided a form to assist you in communicating directly with your retirement account holder.

Supporting The Henry Ford with Gifts of Stock
Stocks, mutual funds and bonds are assets some donors consider gifting. Directly donating these assets to The Henry Ford will eliminate any capital gains tax burden for you related to the sale or transfer of this asset. You may also receive a charitable income tax deduction for the value of your gift.

The following form is provided to assist donors in making gifts of stock to The Henry Ford.

The following form is provided to assist donors in making gifts via wire transfer to The Henry Ford.

Deferred Giving Opportunities

Bequest Intention: Many of The Henry Ford’s past achievements have been made possible by legacies from members and friends. Your will or trust could help shape The Henry Ford’s successes in the future.

Retirement Assets: Retirement assets are a fast and easy way for you to make an impact on the next generation. Many taxes on these plans can be avoided or reduced while supporting The Henry Ford.

Life Insurance: Life insurance is often overlooked as an asset that you can use to make gifts to The Henry Ford. You may wish to make the museum the beneficiary of a policy and support The Henry Ford’s programs with an insurance-related gift.

Charitable Remainder Trust: A charitable remainder trust (CRT) is a life-income arrangement that provides you and/or other beneficiaries with a stream of income for life or for a period of years. After the trust terminates, the principal, or "remainder interest," goes to The Henry Ford.

To explore these and other options contact us or call 313.982.6115.

Other easy ways to impact The Henry Ford include gifting appreciated stock or giving from your retirement account (IRA). For help with these forms of giving, please contact us contact us or call 313.982.6115.

The material presented on this website is intended as general educational information on the topics discussed herein and should not be interpreted as legal, financial or tax advice. Please seek the advice of your tax adviser, attorney and/or financial planner to discuss the application of these topics to your situation.