Planned Giving to the International Center of Medieval Art

Have You Remembered the ICMA in Your Will?

If you believe in the ICMA’s mission to promote the study of medieval art and you want to ensure that our efforts will continue to benefit generations to come, please consider a planned gift.

Planned giving may enable you to integrate your personal, financial, and estate planning goals with charitable giving. One of the simplest and most common forms of planned giving is a bequest that is included in the donor’s will and by which the donor leaves cash, designated property (such as bonds or marketable securities) or a percentage of his or her estate to a designated tax-exempt organization. You can specify that your bequest be used to support one of the ICMA’s endowment funds, each of which provides funding for one of our publications or programs, or that it be used for the ICMA’s general purposes, in which case it will be used at the discretion of the board of directors and the officers. You can find information about ICMA’s named funds here.

To make an unrestricted bequest to the ICMA in your will, we suggest the following language:

I give and bequeath_________ dollars or ____% of my estate (and/or the following described property __________) to the International Center of Medieval Art, The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040.

This language would be modified appropriately if you elect to support one of our named funds.

In addition to bequests, there are many other forms of planned giving, including gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Should you wish to provide a gift of securities to the International Center of Medieval Art please contact the Operations Administrator Ryan Frisnger at, the Treasurer, David Raizman at, or the Chair of the ICMA Finance Committee, Doralynn Pines, at, for the appropriate contact information.

Planned giving should, of course, be coordinated with your attorney and your accountant.

Should you have any questions or should you wish to discuss the endowments or programs of the ICMA please contact Ryan Frisinger (Operations Administrator) at, Nancy Sevcenko (, President of the ICMA, David Raizman (, Treasurer of the ICMA, or Doralynn Pines (, Chair, Finance Committee of the ICMA.

The International Center of Medieval Art is a private, not-for-profit scholarly organization registered with the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as a charitable donation. No goods or services have been provided to you for this gift.

Donate to the Named Funds in Support of the ICMA

The Forsyth Lectureship on Medieval Art Named in Memory of George H. Forsyth, Jr., and William H. Forsyth

This fund, established in memory of medievalists George H. Forsyth, Jr. (Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Medieval Archaeology at the University of Michigan) and William H. Forsyth (Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art), is intended to sponsor a lecture by a distinguished scholar of medieval art to be presented at multiple venues. These lectures are typically held every other year. 

The Harvey Stahl Memorial Fund

This fund, has been established in memory of the scholar of French Gothic art, Harvey Stahl (Professor, University of California at Berkeley), and is intended to subsidize a lecture on medieval art on a regular basis. It is hoped that the lecture will have at least two venues, preferably west of the Mississippi, and with a regular presence in the state of New Mexico. 

The Marilyn J. Stokstad Fund for Symposia on Medieval Art

This fund was established by a former president of the International Center of Medieval Art, Marilyn J. Stokstad (Professor Emerita, University of Kansas). Initially intended to support symposia on medieval art, with the permission of the donor it now supports a single lecture given every three years by a scholar chosen by the sitting ICMA president, close to the end of his or her term. It was used for the first time in February 2013 for John Lowden’s lecture at the annual meeting of the ICMA membership held at the Morgan Library in New York during the College Art Association conference.

The Elizabeth C. Parker Fund for the Publication of Gesta

This fund, established in honor of the scholar of Romanesque art and a former editor of Gesta, Elizabeth C. Parker, (Professor Emerita, Fordham University), is intended to subsidize the publication of Gesta, the scholarly journal of the International Center of Medieval Art.

The Stephen K. Scher Fund for Publications

This fund was established in honor of a long-standing leader in the ICMA and scholar of Renaissance portrait medals, whose constancy and foresight has been a major contributor to the organization’s success. The fund is designed to support the publication of monographs on medieval art by the International Center of Medieval Art.

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