Estate & Planned Giving

Your estate or planned gift to the Milwaukee Public Museum helps to protect and preserve collections, underwrites educational programs and scientific research, and assists in bringing special exhibitions to the Museum.

More than 500,000 visitors – including more than 140,000 students and children – benefit from MPM’s programs, events, and exhibits each year.

The Museum is happy to work with you to accomplish your estate planning goals. Gifts can be revocable or irrevocable and designated to our general operating fund or restricted to the endowment, project, or program of your choosing.

Access Our Planned Giving Portal

There are many ways to make a planned gift:
  • Charitable gift in your will (bequest)
  • Gifts of cash
  • Retirement fund
  • Life insurance
  • Other

To download an Estate and Planned Giving brochure, please click here.

We kindly request notification of your gift, which allows us to properly acknowledge, honor, and thank you in your lifetime. The Museum has established the Trustees of Tradition to honor friends and members who have included us in their estate plans.

To download a Statement of Intent, please click here.

Estate and Planned Giving contact:

Director of Planned & Major Gifts
Roselyn Smolej-Hill, CFRE

For further information on Individual Giving, click here.

The information on this website, in the Planned Giving brochure, and/or during consultation is not intended as legal or tax advice, but as accurate and authoritative general information on planned giving. For legal advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. The Milwaukee Public Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax-deductible less the fair market value of any benefits you receive. To give a gift, use MPM tax ID number 39-1723105.