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Planned Giving and Endowments


Securing the Promise of Never Again

When you and the Museum work together to establish a planned gift, you leave a lasting legacy and enable the Museum to continue its critical work in perpetuity. Please take the first step and contact the Museum’s planned giving professionals at 202.488.6591 or We would be delighted to answer your questions and send you information.

Be Part of the Museum's Future

The 25th Anniversary Mendelson Legacy Challenge

In honor of the Museum's 25th anniversary in April 2018, Jen and Dan Mendelson are sponsoring a $1 million Legacy Challenge to help secure the Museum's future. With the Mendelson Challenge, new outright or planned gifts directed towards the Museum's endowment will be matched up to 10 percent, with a maximum match of $25,000 per gift.

All qualifying gifts established or newly identified before February 15, 2018, are eligible. To learn more, contact George E. Hellman, JD, associate deputy chief development officer, Planned Giving and Endowments, at 202.488.6591 or

Download a PDF with information about the Mendelson Challenge.