Planned Giving

TEXAS LEGENDS: Estate and Planned Giving

The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) strives to provide authoritative Texas History Content for individuals seeking to learn about Texas through its programs, products, and services. The Association has been serving the state of Texas since its inception in 1897.

Looking to the future, funding will be needed for student and teacher education programs, public programming, and digitizing TSHA’s intellectual property for distribution in various capacities. Your support will continue to distinguish the Texas State Historical Association as an authoritative Texas History resource and a leader among historical organizations.

The Association accepts contributions from individuals, corporations, foundation and other donors for its numerous education, publications, and public programs. Texas History Day, Junior Historians of Texas, the Texas Almanac, Lone Star Magazine, and the Association’s Annual Meeting encourages you to contact the development staff to assist you in identifying the program(s) that best appeals to you.

The Association is fortunate to have the support of thousands of friends, especially our Board Members, Association Members and partner organizations, who work tirelessly to raise and provide funds for our programs.

Tax-Wise Ways to leave a Texas Legacy:

Bequests – New
By leaving Texas State Historical Association in your will, you can support the preservation of Texas History without giving up crucial assets you may need now. MORE

Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) – New
One of the most popular planned giving vehicles, CGAs allow individuals 55 or older to establish a partially tax-free source of retirement income will still giving to the Texas State Historical Association. MORE

Retirement Assets – New (create text) MORE

Life Insurance – New Donating your life insurance policy to Texas State Historical Association may allow you to claim an immediate income tax deduction for the current value of the policy and you may also be able to deduct your future premium payments. MORE

Trusts – New Charitable remainder trusts offer supporters a way to provide for their loved one immediately while also supporting the Texas State Historical Association. MORE

For Tax and Financial Professionals

Let us know if your client has included The Texas State Historical Association in their plans.

  • What to Give
    Find out what type of assets make the best planned gifts. Learn about gifts of cash, securities, and property.
  • How to Give
    Giving to the Texas State Historical Association can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

If you have made plans to include a legacy gift to the Texas State Historical Association or are in the process of doing so, please let us know.