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Advancement Department
Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Ave.
P.O. Box 6000
Mystic, CT 06355-0990

Make a Transfer

For a wire transfer instructions, call 860.572.5365.

Planned Giving

Learn about planned gifts including legacy gifts, beneficiary designations, gifts from your DAF, gifts that pay you income and more including gift illustration tools by visiting our Planned Giving Page Link to: https://mysticseaport.makeaplannedgift.org/

Make a Gift of Stock

Many donors prefer to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or exchange traded funds because it can have a large impact on our mission, while maximizing potential tax benefits by avoiding paying tax on capital gains.

If you would like to transfer your appreciated assets insert , you can:

Visit our Gift of Appreciated Securities planned giving page to learn more.

Use our online tool  to walk you through the process in less than 5 minutes; or

IRA Charitable Rollovers or IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)

The IRA Charitable Rollover provision is now a permanent option for donations. If you are 70 1/2, please consider making a direct rollover or QCD (qualified charitable distribution) to Mystic Seaport Museum. This provision allows donors to transfer (or “rollover”) money (up to $100,000) from their IRAs directly to charity, without having to recognize the transfer as income. If you are required to take a required minimum distributions (RMDs) from an IRA annually, these charitable transfers help meet your minimum distribution without the distributed monies being recognized as income. Please consult with your attorney or tax adviser for their professional advice based on your complete financial picture.

To learn more about your potential tax savings and complete your gift (online or by hand!), use this free tool. 

Make a Gift-in-Kind

To make a gift-in-kind, please call 860.572.5365.

For information about boat donations, or to receive a broker’s kit, contact Chris Gasiorek, Vice President for Watercraft Preservation and Programs, at 860.572.5344.


Phone: 860.572.5365
Email: advancement@mysticseaport.org/

Tax Benefit

Mystic Seaport Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law. Please contact your tax adviser to understand all circumstances surrounding your potential donation.

Donor Recognition

Mystic Seaport Museum is grateful for your support. Find out how we recognize our donors.