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Ensure that the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego continues to be a world-class attraction honoring the extraordinary work, drive and dedication of the Navy SEALs.

There are many ways to Leave a Legacy

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A bequest is a statement in your will or trust that you wish to give to the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego after your lifetime. Bequests are a great way to make a significant gift and they are versatile – you can designate a percentage of your estate, a specific amount, or you can ensure your loved ones are taken care of first then leave the remainder to the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego.

Bequests are surprisingly simple and easy to implement. Just include a few sentences in your will or trust to indicate your charitable wishes. If you already have a will, you can change or update it by adding a simple codicil (amendment). Whether you are creating a new will, or drafting a codicil, the official bequest language for the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego is:

I give to the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego, LLC, dba the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National UDT-SEAL Museum association, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Fort Pierce, FL [written amount, percentage of the estate or description of property] for unrestricted use and purpose.

Gifts of Cash

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You can make a quick and easy gift by making a cash donation, writing a check, using a credit card or using our online option by clicking here.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities/Stocks

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When you contribute outright, long-term, appreciated stocks, you may avoid paying tax on capital gains. In addition, you may deduct the full fair market value of the asset.

We recommend transferring securities via electronic transfer (DTC) from your broker to our broker. To transfer securities at your brokerage firm, please contact or have your broker contact:

National UDT-SEAL Museum Association, Inc. (501c3 entity)
Account # NT2-124019
c/o Northern Trust
Vero Beach, Florida
DTC# 0226
Tax ID # 59-2569073

Life Insurance

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Gifts of life insurance often allow donors to make a more substantial gift than would otherwise be possible. As circumstances change, your need for life insurance may decrease. If you have a policy you no longer need, consider naming the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego as the beneficiary. Another opportunity is to transfer ownership of a policy to the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego, entitling you to an income tax deduction; future payments of the premiums may be tax-deductible as well.

Retirement Assets

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Individual retirement accounts provide wonderful charitable opportunities. Because these accounts are subject to income and estate taxes, your heirs may prefer to receive other assets that are less highly taxed. As a nonprofit, the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego does not pay the income taxes otherwise due and our mission will benefit from the full value of your gift.

Personal Property

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The Navy SEAL Museum San Diego will accept gifts of real estate, art, and artifacts, if there are no restrictions on selling or using the property. You can donate a residence, vacation home, commercial property, undeveloped land, an artifact, collector’s item or artwork as either a current gift or gift given after your lifetime. Gifts of real estate are often used to fund a charitable trust that pays you income over your lifetime.

We always recommend that you consult with your financial advisors.
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Contact Information

Kim Rhinehelder | Director of Development

(619) 566-7956


San Diego, California

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