Planned Giving at Enfield Shaker Museum

Throughout our lives, we support the institutions and organizations that reflect our values and beliefs. A planned gift to the Enfield Shaker Museum is an opportunity to continue your support as part of your legacy and have a lasting impact on generations to come!

We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about the impact a planned gift from your estate could have on the Museum.

How will my gift be used?

Gifts to the Museum help care for our historic buildings and grounds, protect our collection of Shaker artifacts, and provide engaging and enriching educational programs for visitors of all ages.

You can leave a general gift to the Museum to be used as needed, or you can choose exactly how you would like your gift to be used! For example, you may want your gift to go directly toward the endowment, a specific fund, an educational program, or toward the preservation of the buildings.

Or, you can make a gift in memory of a friend or loved one, directed to a specific program or project.

There are many ways to continue your legacy for generations to come.

Leave a Gift In Your Will

The most popular and simplest form of planned giving is a charitable gift in your will. It can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your residuary estate. A provision or amendment prepared by your attorney at the time you make or update your will is all that is necessary.

Leave a Gift to the Collection

A gift of a Shaker artifact can be made during your life or as part of a will.

Leave a Gift Through Life Insurance Policy

You can designate the Museum as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Give a Gift by Creating a Trust

Donors can create a special type of trust known as a charitable remainder trust to distribute cash or appreciated securities. You can enjoy increased income from these assets during your life and receive a significant tax deduction for the actuarially computed value of the remainder of the trust, which will pass to the Museum at the donor’s death.

We’re happy to help you develop your legacy plan, but you should speak with your financial or tax advisor, as well as your attorney, to develop the specifics for making any of these gifts, as the museum can’t offer financial or tax advice. 

Chosen Vale, Inc. dba Enfield Shaker Museum is a nonprofit educational organization recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). All or part of your donation may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor.

To learn more, please contact the Development Coordinator by phone at 603-632-4346 or email at

Enfield Shaker Museum
447 NH Rt 4A
Enfield, NH 03748