It’s been 17 years since the Abbe Museum opened in downtown Bar Harbor, and since then, the Museum has become a Smithsonian Affiliate, an active member of the International Coalition for the Sites of Conscience, a partner to Acadia National Park, and a committed and involved community anchor. And, we’ve been able to achieve this success thanks to the support of people like you.
Your gift to the Abbe Museum will allow us to continue to make a lasting impact for Wabanaki tribal members, museum visitors, and local citizens. The demand for museum services is greater than ever, and yet the arts and humanities are under fire at the federal level, which could mean less sustained funding.
Every voice matters, and your support has never been more crucial.
Our annual fund goal this year is $100,000 and your support will make all the difference. We hope you’ll become a part of the Abbe’s story, shaping and influencing our future path. Thank you for believing in what we do!
Contribute to the Abbe’s future by planning for a special kind of gift. Although cash contributions are always appreciated, there are other creative and flexible options that can benefit you and the Museum. You can help ensure the Abbe's future by creating a trust while you are living or by including the Museum in your will.
Appreciated securities are an excellent way of funding many of these gifts, often unlocking greater income while eliminating, or at least reducing, capital gains tax.
One easy way to include the Museum in your estate plan is to name the Abbe Museum as a beneficiary of your donor advised fund, retirement plan, IRA, or life insurance policy. Doing so is as simple as filling out a beneficiary designation form from your plan provider or administrator.
Donors who contribute through a planned gift or make a provision for the Museum in their estate plans are eligible to join the Sieur de Monts Society, a group that recognizes the generosity of donors who contribute to the Museum in this special way.
Ways to Give
Gift of Cash or Marketable Securities
Sieur de Monts Society
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Lead Trusts
Retirement Assets, Life Insurance, and Real Estate
Named Endowment Fund
Planned Giving Calculator
Planned Giving Glossary
To discuss these options, please contact Stefanie Joy Muscat, Director of Advancement, at 207-288-3519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.