Planned Giving

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Support our Future

Many friends of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum have chosen to make a commitment to the future of the museum by including Cooper Hewitt in their will or by making another special gift arrangement.There are many giving options from which you can choose—ultimately, the best plan for you will balance what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family, and your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans.

If you have already made plans to include a bequest to Cooper Hewitt or would like assistance in planning your gift to the museum, please contact Julie Barnes at 212.849.8322 or We want to be able to thank you for your generosity and ensure that we are able to accommodate your wishes. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.