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The Ponce de León Society was founded in 1996 to appreciate and recognize our highest level donors. The Society's name was inspired by Ponce de León in Florida, a painting in the Museum's permanent collection by Thomas Moran.

Donors enjoy exclusive benefits and receive the highest level of access and service from Cummer Museum staff. A variety of social events throughout the year highlight the exhibitions, permanent collection, and gardens. Your membership support helps our team create an exciting and diverse calendar of exhibitions and programming for you and our community.

The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) lifts the limitations on charitable contributions, allowing individuals to deduct 100 percent of their charitable donations for the remainder of 2020. Your investment in the Museum's continued ability to serve the community is critical, now more than ever. 

We appreciate your thoughtful consideration to join or renew your membership and help provide meaningful experiences with art, nature, and, most importantly, one other. For more information about the Ponce de León Society, or to update your contact information, please contact Hannah Oberholtzer at 904.899.6028 or HOberholtzer@cummermuseum.org.

Ponce de León Society Benefits

Director’s Circle: $10,000 and up

All benefits from Benefactor level plus:

  • Personal Collection consultation with the Director or Curator

Benefactor: $5,000 to $9,999

All benefits from Patron level plus:

  • Free admission for four to a garden concert of your choice
  • Director- or Curator-led PDL group tour of the permanent collection and gardens
  • Two complimentary reservations to an evening Distinguished Lecture

Patron: $1,250 to $4,999

SUPPORT AT THE PONCE DE LEÓN LEVEL

IMPORTANT IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER UPDATE

Congress has passed some important tax provisions which positively affect charitable giving. Most notable is the retroactive reinstatement for the IRA Charitable Rollover provision. 

The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals 70½ or older to make a tax-free rollover using funds transferred directly from their IRA. This means you can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA without having to count the distribution as taxable income--and it counts towards your required minimum distribution. Since you will not be taxed on the income, no income tax deduction may be claimed. Consult your plan administrator for more details. Originally enacted into law in 2006, the Rollover has been permanently extended into the future.

Please consider a gift to the Cummer Museum as part of your annual IRA Rollover plans. If you have questions about this opportunity or would like to discuss other planned gifts to the Museum, please contact Hannah Oberholtzer at 904.899.6025 or via email at HOberholtzer@cummermuseum.org

GIFT IN HONOR OR MEMORY 

Click below to make a donation in memory of or in honor of a loved one. In the comment box on the form, please enter the following:

  • Whether the donation is in honor of or in memory of, along with the name of the honoree.
  • Name and address of the person you would like for us to notify about your generous donation. The amount of your donation will not be revealed to the recipient in the notification letter.

HONOR OR MEMORIAL DONATION

Planned Giving

NINAH CUMMER LEGACY SOCIETY

The Ninah Cummer Legacy Society honors individuals who follow in Mrs. Cummer’s footsteps and make a planned gift to the Museum. Help ensure the Museum continues to remain relevant to future generations.

When the Cummer Museum first opened its doors on November 11, 1961, the historic event was the achievement of someone who knew the importance of planned giving. In her will, Ninah Cummer established a foundation to share a renowned art collection, a riverfront lot adorned with formal gardens to build an extraordinary institution, and more.

“This Foundation is created in the full knowledge that my bequests and the endowment make only a small beginning toward a large vision, but it is created, also, in the hope that others will share this vision and by their interests and contributions will help to establish here a center of beauty and culture worthy of the community.” - Ninah M. H. Cummer

Include the Cummer Museum in your estate plans to receive tax savings and make a lasting contribution to the Museum.

The following are several examples of planned giving opportunities:

  • Charitable Bequest in your will
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Gift Annuities
  • Gifts of Art
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Gift
  • Securities

HOW TO JOIN

Join the Ninah Cummer Legacy Society by notifying the Museum that you have included the Cummer Museum in your estate plans. Contact Hannah Oberholtzer at 904.899.6025 or HOberholtzer@cummermuseum.org.

EMPLOYER GIFT MATCH

Many companies offer matching gifts to employee contribitions. Some companies also provide matching funds for employee volunteer hours. Please contact Hannah Oberholtzer, HOberholtzer@cummermuseum.org, for more information. 

 

SUPPORT THROUGH AMAZON

Support the Museum when you shop on Amazon by logging in through Amazon Smile. Make sure to choose Deette Holden Cummer Museum Foundation under Supporting near the upper left corner of the screen.

SUPPORT THROUGH AMAZON