Planned Giving

Leave A Legacy: The Max and Sophie Adler Society

In 2004, Adler trustees created The Max and Sophie Adler Society. Named in honor of the museum’s founders, the Society recognizes individuals who provide for the Adler through a life-income gift or bequest. These donors leave a legacy that ensures the Adler will provide extraordinary visitor experiences for generations to come.

Members of The Max and Sophie Adler Society are recognized on a plaque in the museum and in selected museum publications (unless you request anonymity). In addition, Society members are invited to special recognition events.

Plan Your Gift

The Adler’s development professionals are available to meet with you and your legal or financial advisors to discuss options for planned giving; however, we cannot provide legal or financial advice. Please consult your attorney or financial advisor for specific advice concerning the tax implications of your planned gift.

Unless otherwise specified, planned gifts are invested and earnings are used to provide special programs and educational opportunities, or to fund the ongoing annual costs necessary to operate the museum.

Giving Options

Charitable Remainder Trust
A trust pays income to you—or those you name—before the Adler receives the remainder.

Charitable Gift Annuity
A gift to the Adler in exchange for quarterly payments to you or your spouse. The commencement date and amount of the payments will be agreed upon at the time of the gift and cannot be changed.

Charitable Lead Trust
A trust pays an income to the Adler for a period of years before you and your heirs receive the remainder.

Life Insurance Policy, Retirement Plan, or IRA
A gift of an old or new insurance policy or retirement account naming the Adler as beneficiary and owner.

Bequest
A gift you make by naming the Adler in your will, IRA, or estate plan.

Get in Touch

For more information about planning your gift and the tax advantages that are possible through a contribution to the Adler Planetarium, please contact our development department.

Adler Planetarium
Development Department
supportadler@adlerplanetarium.org
312.322.0332