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Marion Galbraith Merrill Web

The Legacy Circle is comprised of individuals, who share in a love of learning, a sense of wonder about Vermont, and a commitment to ensuring our cultural and scientific heritage is passed to future generations. By supporting the Vermont Historical Society through your estate or life income gift, you are joining a special group of individuals who have recognized the timeless value of the Society's work and the enduring place it has in Vermont history. You are ensuring that its legacy will be preserved, cherished, and nurtured.

There are many ways to make a gift to the Vermont Historical Society, including life income and estate gifts, which can ultimately be beneficial to the Institution and rewarding to the donor in a variety of ways.

Estate Gifts provide support to VHS after the lifetime of the donor. They include bequests by will or living trust, future gifts of retirement plan assets, and life insurance proceeds. Forms & more information coming soon.

Life Income Gifts allow donors to make a gift now and receive income for their lifetimes. These gifts include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income fund gifts. Life income gifts also provide significant tax benefits.

To become a valued honoree of the Legacy Circle, you simply need to notify the Vermont Historical Society that you have included them in your estate planning. In so doing, you will join those special friends who support the VHS and their commitment to preserving Vermont's shared legacy for future generations.

For more information, please contact the Kate Olney, Director of Development, at  or 802-479-8525.