top of page



Over half of Historic Columbus’ yearly budget is generated through membership dues and general donations.  However, these two areas are not the only way to support historic preservation in our community.  Another way to ensure Historic Columbus is viable into the future is through planned giving.

There are many ways to make a planned gift that can benefit you and your loved ones while providing meaningful support to Historic Columbus. 


1.  Established in your Will - an estate gift or bequest - may be made to an organization.  This can be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, property, or stock gifts.


2. A lifelong income gift provides income to Historic Columbus for life while the donor receives an income tax deduction and reduces his/her estate tax.

3. Other options for planned giving include:

  • designating Historic Columbus as a life insurance or IRS beneficiary;

  • purchasing a gift annuity and receive lifetime payments; 

  • giving your residence or other property, while retaining the right to live there for the rest of your life; or

  • donating property or selling it at a bargain price to Historic Columbus.

To learn more about Planned Giving, please call

Executive Director Elizabeth Walden



bottom of page