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Planned Giving

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center’s Expanding Horizons Long-Term Investment Fund was established in 2010 with an initial extraordinary gift from a member, Virginia Argoitia.  The fund has been greatly added to by supporters and will help sustain the organization in perpetuity.

Gifts to the Expanding Horizons Fund provide income to support projects and programs at the Basque Museum & Cultural Center and Boiseko Ikastola, the Museum’s language immersion/cultural preschool.

With the goal of meeting the opportunities and challenges in the years ahead, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center has created a Planned Giving Program.  Your planned gift will help protect and enhance a lasting treasure that enriches lives throughout our community and far beyond.

Methods of Planned Giving

  • Gifts of Appreciated Stock
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Will or Trust Bequests
  • Multi-year Pledges
  • Large Memorials or Honorariums
  • Charitable Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts

Each of these methods of giving may provide significant income tax savings as well as the possibility of estate tax savings.  Your professional financial planner or accountant should be consulted regarding what method would best fit your specific circumstances.

Your gift will be added to an established long-term investment fund that is managed by the Museum’s Finance Committee with the advice of an Investment Committee and professional Investment Advisor to assure the greatest benefit to the Museum.

The income from the long-term investment fund currently assists with:

  • the Museum’s education program by providing a staff member
  • the Collection’s program through internships
  • the Ikastola, language immersion/cultural preschool, through tuition assistance
  • repair, maintenance, and capital projects at the Basque Museum and Ikastola.

Basque Museum & Cultural Center Endowment Fund at the Idaho Community Foundation
Established in 2006 with a significant donation from the estate of Merrianne Cook Hunter, the fund generates income annually that is granted to the Basque Museum to use for its greatest need.