Planned Giving, Bequests
Planned Giving and Bequests
Donations, Memorials, and Tribute Gifts
Donating to the Collections
Your donation to the McConnell Museum will greatly help us in achieving our
goal of creating a lasting monument to the many heroes of aviation and the
planes they flew. You will be contributing not only to the museum building
itself, but also to the quality of exhibits, programs and collections and
support a wide range of Museum programs, events and services. Gifts to the
McConnell Museum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Make your
gift to the McConnell Museum today and help us continue to share the
extraordinary life of aviation.
Planned Giving and
The James R. McConnell Museum
relies on private support to build the museum, its collections, and to meet
the cost of its diverse services to the public. Donors to the Museum are
part of a long tradition of American philanthropy that has made
recreational, educational, and memorial endeavors such as this, for today
and future generations to enjoy. Donors also may receive significant tax
incentives or financial benefits. Methods of giving differ with respect to
what is given, how it is given, and the tax or financial planning benefits
of making the gift.
A bequest to James R. McConnell Museum is not subject to federal or state
inheritance and estate taxes. The value of the bequest is deductible in
determining the taxable estate for estate tax purposes, and there is no
limit on the amount of deduction.
Types of bequests include unrestricted cash bequests, restricted cash
bequests, specific bequests of property and residual bequests. A will is
essential if you wish to make a bequest to James R. McConnell Museum and an
attorney should be consulted. The McConnell Museum will be glad work with
you and your attorney.
Memorials, and Tribute Gifts
Donations of Cash
Gifts of cash are the
simplest, most common way to make a contribution to McConnell Museum.
Immediately effective and simple to give, this contribution is deductible up
to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Excess deductions can be
carried forward for up to five additional tax years
Securities or Real Estate
Gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds and real estate that have been owned
longer than 12 months and have appreciated in value present a great gift
opportunity. Benefits include an immediate charitable income tax deduction
for the full fair market value up to 30 percent of adjusted gross income.
Excess deductions can be carried forward for up to five additional tax
years, and capital gains taxes are eliminated on contributed securities or
Tribute and Memorial
Tributes and Memorial donations can be made in honor of a friend or family
member. The honored individual (or family) will receive an acknowledgement
that a gift has been made in their honor.
Donating to the
Donate to Our
The McConnell Museum accepts and greatly appreciates donations of items and
artifacts connected with James R. McConnell, noteworthy pilots, planes, and
aviation in general, and/or particularly to the history of the Sandhills
region of North Carolina.
Some of the things the museum
collects would be:
Books and Periodicals
Memorial Plaques related to
Local pilots and/or their Aircraft
Aviation Related Uniforms,
Equipment, Parts, or memorabilia
*Actual Planes, Full Size,
Models, and Replicas (see note below)
If you have a special
document or photograph that you really want to keep but would like to share
it with the museum - we can copy your photographs, documents, maps, etc.,
(subject to any copyright restrictions) to make them available to
researchers and you can keep the original.
* Note: The donation or loan
of Actual, Model, or Replica Aircraft is always welcome. Please contact the
Museum Director for information.
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You Can Help!
Thinking about spring cleaning??
Instead of throwing away your
unneeded/unwanted items, how about donating them to our
annual yard sale. We
need of most saleable items –
but please no clothing, TV
We would appreciate any antiques, collectibles, furniture,
items, art, small
appliances, electronic items, radios, kitchen items,
tools, automotive, home décor,
knick-knacks, yard items,
old books and
holiday items and/or what
Please call for directions on
where to bring your donations,
or to arrange free pick-up of
Call (910) 695-5216