Washburn Society

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The prestigious Washburn Society, which honors Museum of Science founding director Brad Washburn and his wife Barbara, recognizes a special community of people: the visionary, generous individuals who have included the Museum in their wills or estate plans, or who have otherwise conducted life income arrangements with the institution. In addition to building our endowment, legacy gifts fund new initiatives and provide vital support to areas of greatest need.

Join the Washburn Society

If you have already included the Museum in your estate plan, we would like to thank you and welcome you to the Washburn Society. For more information or to become a member, please complete the confidential survey below. A planned giving representative from the Museum will contact you to review the survey and discuss planned giving opportunities.

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From Our Chair

I'm sure you are familiar with the story of the man who planted oak seeds to grow trees that would offer shade to generations to come. This same caring, charitable nature is embodied in our Washburn Society members — individuals who plant the seeds today that enhance the growth of tomorrow's scientists and engineers.

The Museum's Washburn Society members commit to offering a legacy for the future of the Museum, just as those before us offered a legacy for today. We number 64 strong currently but plan to grow to over 100 during the life of The Campaign for the Museum of Science.

Membership in the Washburn Society is granted to those who have included the Museum in a bequest intention, charitable gift annuity, charitable trust, or other planned gift arrangement. If you deeply appreciate science, the educational mission of the Museum, and wish to preserve and enhance its work for future students and teachers, why not explore Washburn Society membership as a means to do it? It will put you on the right path!

If you have already remembered the Museum in your estate plans, please let us know so we can extend our thanks and offer you an invitation to our next Washburn Society gathering.

Nancy E. Dempze, Esq. Museum of Science Overseer Washburn Society Member and Chair