Planned Giving

Donor Stories
Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in learning about the many benefits of a gift plan.

For 100 years, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has been one of Santa Barbara's most important and most treasured cultural, scientific, and educational resources.

The Museum receives no public funding for operations but relies exclusively on community support. Including the Museum in your estate plan is a highly effective way of providing for the continued strength of this extraordinary organization and leaving a legacy for future generations. Many types of estate gifts also provide tangible benefits to donors during their lifetime. Through your legacy gift, you will join a 100-year history of generous and visionary people who have made our Museum into what it is.

If you have any questions about how to make an estate gift or the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please call Karl Hutterer at (805) 453-8162. He will be happy to provide additional information with no obligation.
Donor Stories
Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.
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Gift Options
Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.
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