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Planned Giving

When you make a planned gift to Craft Alliance, you are making a commitment to one of the premier craft organizations in the country.

We are so pleased that you are interested in the planned giving program at Craft Alliance.

As the hub for craft education in St. Louis, Craft Alliance is the only organization in the region solely dedicated to contemporary craft. Since 1964, our studios and exhibitions have nurtured and inspired creativity, educating and enriching thousands of students of all ages.

When you make a planned gift to Craft Alliance, you are making a commitment to one of the premier craft organizations in the country. Your legacy gift helps ensure that every member of our community has access to contemporary craft and creative experiences, inspiring the next generation of talented creatives and craft enthusiasts, and reflects your personal commitment to the importance of the arts.

There are a number of ways you can support Craft Alliance through planned gifts, including:

With just a few sentences in your will or trust, you can designate a portion of your estate or make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property to Craft Alliance. Bequests are a simple and popular way to make a gift.

Beneficiary Designations for Life Insurance or Retirement Plans
You can name Craft Alliance as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Your plan or policy may be worth more to Craft Alliance than to your heirs because of income and estate taxes.

Charitable Gift Annuities
Make a donation in exchange for a fixed annuity payment each year for life.

Charitable Trusts
By creating a charitable trust, you can provide long-term benefits to Craft Alliance and, depending on the type of trust, a partial or full amount will be deducted from your estate base and may save income taxes.

All planned giving donors are eligible to become members of the Craft Alliance Planned Giving Society. Society membership has numerous benefits, including recognition in printed materials, invitations to special events, and an annual tour and reception with the Executive Director and Deputy Director.

Crafting Your Legacy

If you have decided to include Craft Alliance in your estate plans, the following language may be helpful as you prepare your documents and will help ensure Craft Alliance receives your generous gift. Please consult your professional advisors for your tax, legal and specific needs.

Beneficiary Designation
Simply contact your insurance agent or IRA administrator and ask for a change of beneficiary form. You might be able to get the form online. Add Craft Alliance, 5080 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108 (Tax ID: 43-1022226) as a new beneficiary to receive a portion of the death benefit/remainder.

Sample Bequest Language
“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath Craft Alliance, located at 5080 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, the sum of $___ [or all or  ___% percentage of the residue of my estate] to be used for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Tell Us You Did It!
We are honored by each donor who includes Craft Alliance in an estate plan, and we value the opportunity to recognize and thank these generous individuals. If you’re planning to make Craft Alliance one of your beneficiaries, we encourage you to tell us now. We can work with you and your advisors to make sure the bequest is planned and administered properly. Requests for anonymity are respected.

Contact Us

Phone: 314-725-1177, ext. 321
Email: Jessica Goodhart, Director of Development and Communications |
Address: 5080 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108