Realizing our vision cannot be accomplished through membership gifts and admissions sales alone. We rely on annual gifts from generous individuals to help fund our dynamic programming. 


Annual Fund

Gifts to the annual fund provide vital support for The Museum's exhibitions, educational activities, and public programs. Your charitable contribution allows The Museum to present contemporary art and culture to a diverse community, and ensures its future as a lively center connecting art, people, and ideas for generations to come.

Please consider supporting The CJM with a 100% tax-deductible gift today. The Museum’s tax ID number is 47-0920831.

Commemorative Gifts

Contributions to the annual fund are also a wonderful way to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or memorial. We will acknowledge your gift by sending a note informing the friend or family member you indicate. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.


The CJM Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes and honors the vision and generosity of individuals who safeguard the future of The Contemporary Jewish Museum by including The Museum in their estate plans. Join us and enjoy a variety of opportunities and benefits as you make a future commitment to The CJM.

Legacy Giving Options

You can make a significant gift to The CJM while gaining financial and tax benefits for you and your family. There are several types of gifts you can make. Choose one that works for you.

  • Bequests: Give to The CJM through your living will or living trust.

  • Life Income Gifts: Make a gift to The CJM and provide income for yourself and your loved ones through charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

  • Retirement Plans & Life Insurance: Include The CJM as a beneficiary.



Q: I have already included The Contemporary Jewish Museum in my will or estate plans. What additional information should I provide The CJM?


A: The Development staff at The CJM would like to speak with you further about your plans and will then advise about any additional information The CJM may need.

Q: Is there a minimum amount to join The CJM Legacy Society?


A: No. We appreciate your commitment to the future by including The CJM in your estate plans. By contacting us and informing us of your commitment, at any amount, you will be part of The CJM’s Legacy Society and enjoy benefits now.

Q: What benefits will I receive by including The CJM in my estate plans?


A: Those who join The CJM Legacy Society will contribute to the future of The Museum. We would like to celebrate your support now with invitations to events; communication throughout the year on CJM programs, activities and exhibitions; and an opportunity to get to know others who have joined you in committing to The CJM’s future by including The CJM in their estate plans.

Q: What advice can you provide me about making a legacy gift?


A: The CJM provides general information regarding opportunities to leave a legacy gift. See the button links above for documents that elaborate on types of gifts you may give and what gift vehicle that may work best for your situation. Advice from your own legal and tax counsel should be sought when determining your legacy and gift planning.

The CJM’s tax ID number is 47-0920831.

Q: Where can I find language about including The CJM in my will or estate plans?


A: See the button links above for sample language you can pass along to your professional advisor. 


Stacy Rackusin

Director of Development