Other Ways to Give

Legacy Gifts

When you include the Center in planning your estate, you may be able to reduce your tax burden, increase your income and create a legacy for your family. Many planned giving options are available, and we will work with you to determine the giving vehicle that best meets your long-term financial and philanthropic goals.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock, securities, bonds or mutual funds provide tremendous advantages: they are tax deductible and you have no obligation to pay a capital gains tax on the appreciation.

To make a gift of stock via electronic transfer, please notify us of the type of stock and number of shares you wish to give, as well as how the funds should be directed (to a specific program, as a tributary gift, etc.). We will provide you with all the necessary information you and your broker will need to initiate the transfer.

Tributary Gifts

Make a contribution in honor or in memory of a family member, friend or colleague. Tributary gifts provide sustaining support for Liberty Science Center and can be directed toward any of our outstanding educational programs or exhibitions.

To make a tributary gift, please include the name of the honoree in order to create a new tribute fund. Then simply provide instructions on how and where to forward tribute fund notification cards and acknowledgments.

Example funds:
The Ronald M. Brown Fund
The Sanford Family Fund
The R. F. Peters Memorial Fund

Matching Gifts

To encourage charitable giving, many corporations match the donations of their employees. If your organization offers this benefit, your donation to Liberty Science Center may be doubled or even tripled. Please ask your company’s Human Resources department about matching gifts.

For questions about legacy gifts, gifts of stock, tributary gifts, or matching gifts, please contact us:
201.253.1451, individualgiving@lsc.org.