Planned Giving

The Memorial welcomes support in the form of bequests both large and small. An estate gift to the Memorial provides a lasting legacy that will further and empower the Memorial’s important mission.

Legacy donors have found that bequests are a way to perpetuate the Masonic values and ideals they share with George Washington and that have been important in their lives. Legacy gifts will help preserve the legacy of George Washington and Freemasonry for generations to come. Including the Memorial in your estate plans is an ideal way to express your benevolence and dedication to the values of the Fraternity.

To make a bequest in your will, please consider in consultation with a qualified estate planning attorney including the following examples of bequest language in your will:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, Inc., a nonprofit, non-stock Virginia corporation with its principal office in Alexandria, Virginia, _____ percent (%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.

Or the following:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, Inc., a nonprofit, non-stock Virginia corporation with its principal office in Alexandria, Virginia, the sum of _____ as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.

Each individual situation is unique and, therefore, these examples include only some of the possible gift opportunities. We encourage you to share your final will provision with the Memorial’s Director of Communications to ensure that your wishes will be properly followed and recognized.

Our Staff is available to discuss in confidence and without obligation how to make a bequest. Please contact Shawn Eyer, Director of Communications and Development, for more information: 703-683-2007, ext. 2013 / seyer@gwmemorial.org. Or use the contact form below: