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 Executive Director Ryan Frisnger at 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 (Executive Director) at

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.