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Leave a Legacy

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 RAM Legacy Circle or becoming a museum sponsor, please contact RAM Director of Operations and Development Laura D’Amato at [email protected] or 262.898.1412.

Choosing a Fund

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

Operations

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.

Collections

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

Education

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

Exhibitions

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.

Endowment

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

RAM Legacy Circle

RAM's Wustum Museum in summer

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.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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