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Plan Your Estate

Including Racine Art Museum and RAM’s Wustum Museum in your future estate plans will greatly impact the museums’ future. After your loved ones are remembered, please consider leaving RAM a portion of your estate. Even five or ten percent will go a long way toward ensuring the museums’ future for the benefit of our children, grandchildren, and our home community.

A will can include a gift of cash or property to RAM. You can make RAM a partial or full beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy or IRA. Your attorney or financial advisor will work with you to develop planned giving options that are best suited to your needs and interests.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Laura D’Amato at 262.898.1412.

Choosing a Fund

Estate gifts can be designated into one or more of the following funds:


Supports the day-to-day costs of sustaining RAM’s facilities and programs. Unrestricted gifts to this fund are especially appreciated and are often the hardest to raise through traditional means.


Supports the purchase of works of art and provides much-needed funds to care for existing objects in RAM’s collection.


Supports the continuation of RAM’s mission-critical studio classes and free outreach programs that serve thousands of people of all ages.


Supports RAM’s world-class exhibitions featuring the display of priceless artworks from RAM’s collections and borrowed objects from across the US and beyond.


Funds remain intact, as principal, and the income earned is used to sustain and supplement donor interests.

RAM Legacy Circle

Thanks to Jennie E. Wustum, a woman ahead of her time, there is a flourishing art scene in Racine. Her gift, in memory of her husband, Charles, helped create an internationally recognized art museum, in RAM, and one of the largest museum-based art education programs in the State, at Wustum.

RAM’s Legacy Circle – is an elite group of contributors who have notified us of their intention to name RAM as a beneficiary in their future plans. These forward-thinking donors are sharing their core values by leaving their legacy to future generations for years to come. With permission, we honor this exceptional group of people each year in various publications and electronic communications.

RAM's Wustum Museum in summer

Jill Ault
Jerry and Dianne Belland
Devra Breslow
Catherine Brillson Leonard
David Charak
Camille Cook

Margit Cotsen
Michael Croft
Paula Donovitz
Helen Gabriel
Bob and Jill Hartmann
Carolyn Hoffman
Gayle Kosterman

Jean and Alex Mandli
Barbara Manning
MP Marion
Bruce Metcalf
Betty Miller
Bob and Holly Ottum
Lisa Englander and Bruce W. Pepich
Alan and Judy Reid

Michael A. and Susan “Holly” Reiter
Elise Winters and Woody Rudin
Richard R. and Diane Ruffo
Marcia and Scott Russell
Charlie B. Thorne and Saren Thorne-Hauser
Karen Urben
Janna and Dr. Edward Waldeck
Bill and Mary Walker

Love Art?  You’ll Love RAM!

The mission of the Racine Art Museum is to exhibit, collect, preserve, and educate in the contemporary visual arts. Stay up-to-date about special events as well as support the mission of the largest contemporary craft collection in America: