HistoryMiami Museum relies on the generous support of our members and friends to help us fulfill our mission of telling Miami’s stories. Your generosity sustains our educational programs, exhibitions, and allows us to grow and conserve our unique collections.
There are many ways you can give to HistoryMiami Museum, ranging from cash donations to our Annual Fund, planned gifts, corporate sponsorship or support from your foundation or Donor-Advised Fund.
HistoryMiami Museum’s Annual Fund provides essential, unrestricted funds that allows the museum to continue providing state of the art exhibitions and excellent programs for children, adults and families in our community. Gifts to the Annual Fund of cash or Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from your traditional IRA support every aspect of the museum’s programs and are fully tax deductible.
Your gift of any size makes a difference! Click here to Donate Now.
The Fitzgerald and Kanner Trust for Historic Maps
Several years ago, a fund was created within the museum’s Endowment to honor Dr. Joseph H. Fitzgerald and Marcia J. Kanner for their tireless work in creating the Miami International Map Fair, the first fair of its kind in the Western hemisphere. It is now the largest antique map fair in the Americas and celebrating its 27th year. This fund, called the Fitzgerald and Kanner Trust for Historic Maps provides reserves to expand and conserve the museum’s antique map collection, with many of the maps in the colletcion being acquired at the fair.
As we seek to honor the memory of Dr. Jospeh H. Fitzgerald, gifts to this fund will recognize his pioneering work in promoting the importance of antique maps as significant historical and artistic documents.
The Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund
Marcia Kanner loved HistoryMiami, serving as the museum’s trustee, chairman of the board and endowment coordinator. With Dr. Joe Fitzgerald, she created Miami International Map Fair, the museum’s signature event and the largest map fair in the western hemisphere, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018.
After her death in 2017, Marcia’s husband Lewis Kanner with family support created the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund to keep alive her spirit and passion. Marcia loved not just the museum but its mission to preserve and celebrate Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. The family designated the fund to sponsor A People’s History of South Florida Program Series to reflect Marcia’s desire to make local history resonant and accessible. Free and open to the public, the series brings history alive by exploring how South Florida’s rich diversity and past has shaped our dynamic home today.
Donations to the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund may be made by clicking here.
A gift or sponsorship from your business helps support the cultural life of the Miami community. There are various opportunities available to sponsor major exhibitions, school programs, public programs, special events, as well as research and collections conservation projects. Corporate sponsors make it possible for thousands of people to benefit from HistoryMiami Museum programs each year.
HistoryMiami Museum sponsorship opportunities are customized to meet your company’s specific goals while maintaining our mission. To learn more about Corporate Sponsorship, please e-mail the Director of Development, Leana Cianfoni at Development Office.
Gifts in Honor or Memory
You can make a gift to the HistoryMiami Museum Annual Fund in the name of a colleague, friend or family member. Remember a special loved one through a memorial gift in his or her honor or recognize the special people around you with a tribute gift. Click here to Donate Now.
John James Audubon Birds of America
HistoryMiami Museum houses and conserves a full set of the 435, full size (Double Elephant Folio) prints of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. We are proud to own this rare national treasure. Having this magnificent gem in our collection, we offer members and friends an opportunity to sponsor an Audubon bird in honor of, or in tribute to a loved one, friend, or colleague. Audubon bird sponsorship is fully tax deductible and supports HistoryMiami Museum’s endowment.
To select your Audubon Bird please contact Hilda Masip at 305-375-1618 or email email@example.com. Sponsorship can paid through monthly or quarterly installments.
Florida Bird $10,000
National Birds (non-Florida): $2,500
HistoryMiami Museum offers many alternatives that help you create your legacy through a transformational gift to the museum. Some simple options are a gift to our endowment, including a gift to HistoryMiami Museum in a will, making the museum the beneficiary on an insurance policy, bank or retirement account, trust or on an IRA. These options allow you and your loved ones to continue enjoying your current lifestyle today, while making provision for what is truly meaningful to you tomorrow.
To discuss your legacy gift planning options, please call Hilda Masip at 305-375-1618 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for some helpful Gift Planning information.
Gift of Stocks
HistoryMiami Museum has made arrangements with Raymond James to receive your gift of stocks. All gifts will be liquidated at no cost to you or the museum. If you wish to make a gift of stock, have your broker contact Raymond James at 305-446-6600.
You can save on taxes: When you donate your appreciated assets, you avoid paying capital gains tax. If you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. Maximize your impact for HistoryMiami Museum, while minimizing your tax burden.
Please contact Hilda Masip at email@example.com or 305-375-1618, to let us know of your stock gift. We want to to be sure to thank you for your thoughtful philanthropy.
Gifts by Beneficiary Designation
Many assets transfer by the beneficiary designation form you completed when you established your account, rather than through your will or trust. The beneficiary designation can be changed by you and does not require an attorney. To name HistoryMiami Museum as a beneficiary, please use our correct legal name Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc. and our federal tax identification number 59-09-68-005.
Gifts in a Will
Legacy Gift Planning Information:
Legal Name and Federal Tax ID:
Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc.
101 West Flagler Street Ste C
Miami FL 33130-1538
Federal Tax ID #59-09-68-005
HistoryMiami Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
This sample language may be useful for a gift in a will:
“I give and bequeath to Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc., 101 West Flagler Street Miami FL 33130 [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes.”
Please consult a tax professional, estate planning advisor or legal counsel as you make your legacy giving plans.