Planned Giving

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Leave Your Lasting Legacy

Many individuals have found gift planning to be an excellent way to support the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) while enjoying estate-planning opportunities that minimize federal and state taxes. The wide degree of flexibility permitted in arranging a gift plan while still obtaining favorable tax benefits makes such gifts popular estate-planning tools and a wonderful way to create a legacy.

NHMLAC established the Hildegarde Howard Society to honor and recognize benefactors who have included the museums in their estate plans. 

For more information about the Hildegarde Howard Society, or to discuss a planned gift, please contact Edward Lin, JD, CFRE, Major Gifts Officer at 213.763.3488 or