Planned Giving

Contribute to the Museum’s future by making a planned gift. Depending on how you donate, you can meet current and future financial goals, provide for your loved ones, receive tax savings and earn income streams.

Rosenwald Society

Making a planned or deferred gift to the Museum through your will, trusts or other estate gifts qualifies you for annual membership in the Rosenwald Society, named for Julius Rosenwald, the forward-thinking philanthropist who founded Griffin MSI.

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I have long felt that Chicago should have,
as one of its most important institutions
for public usefulness, a great Industrial Museum.
Julius Rosenwald

Rosenwald Society membership benefits include:

  • Free Museum Entry for your family and two guests
  • Free indoor parking
  • Free, unlimited Giant Dome Theater film passes
  • Invitation to exclusive special events
  • Free or discounted tickets for special exhibitions and tours
  • Free Coal Mine and U-505 On-board tour tickets
  • Discounts in Museum stores and restaurants
  • Concierge service
  • Charitable planning assistance

Follow in the footsteps of our founder and leave a legacy committed to learning and discovery.

Enroll in the Rosenwald Society

Ways to make a planned gift

There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift to Griffin MSI—and many of them offer benefits you can begin earning today.*

Examples of planned or deferred gifts include:

  • Appreciated Securities: Make your gift go further and avoid capital gains tax.
  • Bequest: Make a gift for the future at no cost to you during your lifetime.
  • Retirement Plan Assets and IRAs: Make a no-cost gift and avoid double taxation.
  • Life Insurance: Name Griffin MSI as a beneficiary for a portion of your life insurance plan and make a significant gift at little or no cost.

Work with your financial advisor to learn more about using these charitable planning vehicles to support Griffin MSI. We are also happy to assist you.

* Descriptions of charitable planning options are for illustrative purposes only.