Ways To Give

When you support the Yankee Air Museum you help grow an institution that is attractive to people of all ages. The Yankee Air Museum is a collection of aviation themed exhibits on the major global conflicts of the 20th century. Many dynamic aircraft that shaped history are featured, as well as a local focus on the Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant.

The Museum includes hands-on activities such as flight simulators and a KC-135 (air to air refueling tanker) open cockpit. Exploration Station helps children learn about engineering through the use of building blocks and magnets and the flight simulators allowed everyone the chance to learn how to fly an aircraft. With all of these offerings and more, the Museum works to positively excite kids and stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). When you support Yankee Air Museum, you help bring history and education to life. With the support of donors like you, we are able to inspire future generations with the history of aviation and the science and technology behind such engineering marvels.

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Your support is what makes the Yankee Air Museum extraordinary. Find out the many ways you can help:

Tangible Personal Property:

Tangible property such as tools, paint, wood, metal and the like can be donated to the Yankee Air Museum to help maintain the aircraft and Museum. Other property such as photographs, uniforms, aircraft, and artwork are also welcomed by the Museum during your lifetime or by bequest. Please note that while we greatly appreciate the personal value placed on these items, we must give special consideration to such gifts before we can accept them to ensure they meet our specific collections goals. For more information please call or email the Curatorial Director Julie Osborne at Julie.osborne@yankeeairmuseum.org

Endowments:

An endowment to the Yankee Air Museum is a fund that you establish to provide support to the Museum in perpetuity. A percentage of the earnings from the fund is distributed to the Museum annually, allowing us to pursue ongoing educational programs while the fund keeps growing. It may be created with cash gifts, pledges, and/or appreciated stock or property. Gifts can be made during your lifetime or through your estate and funds may be added at any time.

You may create your own named endowment, to honor anyone you choose, or add to one that has already been established. Establishing a named endowment provides a way for family and friends to support the Museum at the same time they honor the person for whom the endowment is named. Named endowments may be restricted, established for academic fellowships or chairs, and/or specific acquisitions to the collection; or unrestricted, which allows the Museum to use the funds wherever the need is the greatest.

Endowment funds are crucial to the long-term financial health of the Museum. They provide a reliable income source that allows the Museum to acquire new collections, explore new initiatives, and support specific programs in perpetuity.

For more information please call or email Dave Callanan at dave.callanan@yankeeairmuseum.org

Securities, Stock, Bonds, and Mutual Fund Shares:
A gift of securities owned more than one year can often be the most attractive and financially beneficial way to support the Museum. A charitable deduction may be taken for a portion of the donor’s adjusted gross income, using the fair market value of the stock on the gift date. Donors generally do not incur any capital gains tax when they donate appreciated securities. In addition to stock, you may donate bonds and mutual fund shares to the Museum. If you have questions about a donation, please email dave.callanan@yankeeairmuseum.org

If you are planning a donation of securities, stock, bonds or mutual fund shares, please notify us, prior to making the gift.

Corporations and Foundations:
Supporting the Yankee Air Museum is a smart investment and helps the Museum educate and attract more visitors per year. We offer a variety of opportunities for strategic partnerships with corporations.

Corporate and foundation support has enabled a variety of exhibitions, ongoing educational programs and research activities since the Museum opened in 1981. If you are interested in exploring these opportunities please contact dave.callanan@yankeeairmuseum.org