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The American Institute for Conservation and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation work together to promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage. Partner with us to further that mission.

Planned Giving

As someone who has supported conservation over the years, I hope you will join me in making a legacy gift to FAIC.

I give annually to FAIC but have also included the foundation in my estate planning. Why? Because I know that education, collection care information, emergency assistance, advocacy, and other vital services will be needed for as long as we strive to preserve cultural heritage. As an educator, I want to ensure that my students (and their students) have the same opportunities that were extended to me since I joined AIC almost 35 years ago. Naming FAIC as a beneficiary is a simple and direct way for me to give back.

There are lots of ways to set up a legacy gift and it isn’t complicated. Something as simple as including a line in your will can make a big difference to the future of conservation.

Thank you for considering your conservation legacy.


Margaret (Peggy) Holben Ellis
Past President, American Institute for Conservation 

Including FAIC in your estate planning is a great way to have lasting impact on the field and leave behind a legacy of support for conservation. Bequests and other forms of planned giving are the ultimate expression of a person's values.

You can name FAIC as the beneficiary through bequests, retirement funds, and insurance policies, and of life income gifts such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable remainder annuity trusts.

Make Your Plan Today

If you would like more information about making a planned gift in support of our foundation, please contact us at 202.661.8060 or

You may also submit your request for more info or provide information about your intended charitable gift by sending us the form below.