Planned gifts of any and all sizes to the Kennedy Library Foundation are welcome, and there are many simple ways to leave a lasting gift.

Beneficiary of Your Will

A common way to leave a legacy gift is to name the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation as a beneficiary of your will. For sample language, please click here

Transfer of Assets

You may also leave a gift through a simple transfer of assets. All that is usually required is for you to contact your bank or financial service provider and complete a simple form. Examples include naming the Kennedy Library Foundation as a beneficiary of life insurance policies, retirement plan accounts, trusts or transfers of stock

In addition to leaving a lasting legacy to the Kennedy Library Foundation, you and your loved ones may also realize substantial tax benefits either during your lifetime or through your estate, depending on the gift method chosen.

Additional Ways to Give

To read more about the ways you can make a legacy gift that benefits your estate and makes a difference for the Kennedy Library Foundation, please review Victura Society Gift Options (PDF). 

As tax laws continue to change, please confer with your personal tax advisors in considering these options. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

I have already included the Kennedy Library Foundation in my will or estate plan. What are my next steps? 

Thank you so much for providing for the legacy of President Kennedy and the continued work of the Kennedy Library Foundation. If you have already included the Kennedy Library Foundation in your will or estate plan, please first ensure that all documents list our charity as The Kennedy Library Foundation.

Next, please click here (PDF) to view our reply card. Please e-mail this reply card to our planning giving office at Kristin.Bonelli@jfklfoundation.org or print and mail it to:

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
ATTN: Kristin Bonelli, Planned Giving Office
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125 

Will I receive a tax deduction?

Yes, depending on the type of gift, you have the potential to receive substantial deductions during your lifetime and/or for your estate. For example, retirement plans are subject to heavy estate taxes.  Naming the Kennedy Library Foundation as a beneficiary of your plan allows you to provide your friends and family with a share of your estate without this burden. 

Can anyone make a charitable planned gift?

Yes, if you are thinking about estate planning then you can certainly make a planned gift to the Kennedy Library Foundation.
  There is no minimum commitment to join the Victura Society and every gift is meaningful. Our planned giving office can confidentially help you navigate through your plans

Can I be anonymous?

Absolutely! If you prefer not to have the Kennedy Library Foundation list your name as a Victura Society member, we will simply list you as Anonymous, but please do let us know your gift intentions to ensure this wish is carried out.

Victura Society Member Benefits

In addition to the tax benefits some gifts provide, when you notify us that you have named us as a beneficiary we will immediately welcome you as a Victura Society member and share in the pride of creating a legacy for future generations.

Members of the Victura Society receive:
  • Invitations to Kennedy Library Foundation forums and events
  • Unique recognition to honor you as a Victura Society member
  • Updates on our preservation, education, and online activities
  • Information on relevant legislation about charitable gift planning.

Legacy Gift Options

To inquire about gift options and the Victura Society, please contact the Kennedy Library Foundation’s Planned Giving Office:

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
ATTN: Kristin Bonelli, Planned Giving Office
Columbia Point
Boston, MA  02125
617-514-1659 
Kristin.Bonelli@jfklfoundation.org