Planned Giving

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Leave A Legacy: The Max and Sophie Adler Society

In 2004, the Adler Planetarium Board of Trustees created The Max and Sophie Adler Society in honor of the museum’s founders. The Adler Society recognizes individuals who provide for the museum through a life-income gift or bequest.

These donors leave a legacy that ensures the Adler will provide extraordinary experiences for generations to come. Members of The Max and Sophie Adler Society are recognized in the museum and in selected museum publications (unless anonymity is requested).

Giving Options

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

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.

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

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.

Get In Touch

For more information about making a planned gift to the Adler Planetarium, please contact our Development Office by emailing


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