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Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy. Never Forgotten.

Leaving a legacy is one of the most important decisions we make during our life.  How do we want to be remembered by our friends and loved ones?  How do we make sure that our beliefs and passions continue to make an impact in the future?

Making a legacy gift is an opportunity for you to ensure that you will be remembered and your belief and passions are sustained for the future.  Additionally, if you identify your legacy gift in advance, we are able to provide benefits for you and your family to enjoy during your lifetime.  In many cases, you may also receive tax benefits and income from your legacy gift.

Leaving a legacy is an important decision.  Selecting the Pacific Battleship Center as your 501c3 of choice to leave a legacy will ensure that your wishes continue into the future.  Your legacy gift will help support the Battleship IOWA and/or the National Museum of the Surface Navy’s programs and sustainability.

Estate Gifts & Bequests

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At Estate Settlement

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Reduce Your Taxes

Make an Impact Now

Recognition Today

  1. Name the Pacific Battleship Center as a beneficiary in your will, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or other asset.
  2. When your estate is settled, the Pacific Battleship Center receives your gift.
  3. Optional:  Submit a Declaration of Intent form to notify us of your legacy gift, so that we can provide you benefits during your lifetime.

Name Us as a Beneficiary:

Pacific Battleship Center
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA  90731
Phone: 877-446-9261
Email: development@labattleship.com
Contact: Development Department
Tax ID: 26-3934742

Estate Gifts & Bequests

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Tax Benefits

Income On Your Gift

Make an Impact Now

Recognition Today

Income-Generating Gifts
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

  1. You make an irrevocable gift of cash, securities, or property to a trust.
  2. You receive an income tax deduction and pay no capital gains tax. During its term, the trust pays you a fixed amount each year to you or anyone you name.
  3. When the trust ends, its remaining principal passes to Pacific Battleship Center.

Income-Generating Gifts
Charitable Remainder Unitrust

  1. You make an irrevocable gift of cash, securities, or property to a trust.
  2. You receive an income tax deduction and pay no capital gains tax. During its term, the trust pays you a percentage of its value each year to you or anyone you name.
  3. When the trust ends, its remaining principal passes to Pacific Battleship Center.

Additional Information & Declaration of Intent

How do I designate the Battleship IOWA or National Museum of the Surface Navy to be a beneficiary in my will?

Inform your legal advisor that you would like to name the “Pacific Battleship Center” as a beneficiary.  The Battleship IOWA and the National Museum of the Surface Navy are both operated and maintained by the Pacific Battleship Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization.  Our specific information is:

Legal Name:  Pacific Battleship Center
Address:  250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA  90731
Tax ID:  26-3934742

Can I designate specific programs or projects?

If you do not designate a specific purpose for your donation, it will go towards general operations which covers all programs and projects at the museum.  You are also able to designate departments, programs, or projects for your donation and legacy to be applied to. 

Popular ones include USS Iowa maintenance, National Museum of the Surface Navy, endowment, education, veterans, community, information technology, accounting, operations, and administration.

How do I receive benefits for my legacy designation?

Submit a “Declaration of Intent” by filling out the form on this site or downloading and emailing the form to development@labattleship.com or mail to Pacific Battleship Center, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA  90731.

Download form here.

Declaration of Intent
Name
Address
I pledge to provide support from my estate plan for the mission and goals of the Pacific Battleship Center with one or more of the following planned gifts.
Would you like to be recognized for your planned gift, without disclosure of amount, in materials in digital and print.
By checking this box you are notifying the Pacific Battleship Center of your personal intentions to help us recognize your support and plan for future improvements and operations. Donor records are strictly confidential and protected by the organizations donor policy. Pacific Battleship Center's tax id is 26-3934742 and is registered as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
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