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The Legacy Society: Investing in the Future of Moore

A growing number of alumni and friends support Moore College of Art & Design through financial or estate planning becoming a part of The Legacy Society at Moore College of Art & Design. This process is known as “gift planning” or “planned giving” and the gifts are referred to as “planned gifts.”

Why join The Legacy Society?

Planned giving offers an opportunity for you to give back to a cause that means the most to you, regardless of your ability to give currently. For instance, by leaving a bequest in your will, YOU can ensure that Moore’s mission and work will continue into the future. Planned giving offers numerous tax benefits which helps both you and Moore to make the most of every single dollar. Through planned giving, Moore will be able to endure the fluctuations of current donations while protecting its ability to develop long-term plans. 

To let us know that you would like to join The Legacy Society or to request more information about planned giving, please click here or call 215.965.4051.

Planned gifts may include:

Plans from your estate (bequests)

  • Life Insurance

Plans that pay you an income

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

Other types of gifts

  • Personal Property
  • Privately Held Stock
  • Real Estate

Did you know that a planned gift helped the founding of Moore?

Private gifts, including bequests, have sustained the College since its inception. As early as 1848, forward-looking donors helped fund the first and only women’s college for art and design. In 1932, Joseph Moore contributed a $3 million endowment in memory of his parents.  The endowment was used to found the Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry when it merged with the Philadelphia School of Art & Design, now known as Moore College of Art & Design.

If You Are a Personal Representative, Philanthropic Advisor, Executor, Trustee or Associated Professional
Settling the estate of a family member, friend, colleague or client can be a challenging task. If you are responsible for administering a bequest or other estate gift to benefit the College, please contact the Development Department at Moore to ensure that the donor’s intentions are honored.

To send correspondence or documents, see below:   Development Department Moore College of Art & Design 1916 Race Street Philadelphia, PA 19103