Thank you to so many who leave a legacy on the USS Midway Museum every day through your volunteer work, membership, and ongoing philanthropic support. With numerous transformative projects underway, your involvement in preserving the legacy of this iconic aircraft carrier is more impactful than ever before.

From ambitious ship restoration efforts to the unveiling of our newest cutting-edge engineering exhibit, we are continually pushing boundaries to honor the brave souls who served aboard this historic vessel. Additionally, Freedom Park at Navy Pier promises to be a beacon of remembrance and gratitude for our veterans, and guests from around the world.

We are excited to announce the relaunch of our Patriots Society Planned Giving program, and we hope you’ll consider joining us. By including Midway in your planned giving, you become an integral part of our ongoing journey toward preserving history and inspiring future generations.

Soon you’ll learn of naming opportunities within Freedom Park as well, including a brick campaign where your legacy can be viewed by all who walk the pier. 

Together, the mission of the museum and the vision of the pier will continue to thrive for many generations to come.

Planned Giving: A testament to the enduring power of generosity

In the world of nonprofit organizations, sustainability is the cornerstone of success. Yet, ensuring long-term financial stability can sometimes feel like navigating uncharted waters. This is where the significance of planned giving shines through, illuminating a path toward a secure future.

Planned Giving, also known as legacy giving or charitable gift planning, involves donors making arrangements to donate assets to a nonprofit organization over time, or after their lifetime. This encompasses a variety of strategies through which donors can support nonprofit organizations while also maximizing their financial and tax benefits. 

From a bequest made through a will or trust to a “qualified charitable distribution” from your IRA or a “charitable annuity,” offering reliable income streams, there are many ways to make a planned gift that’s right for you. 

Planned giving empowers donors to make a lasting difference while providing nonprofits with the stability and resources needed to thrive in an ever-changing world. By embracing planned giving, both donors and nonprofits can build a legacy of impact that resonates for years to come.

Let us know if you’d like to learn more about leaving a legacy with the USS Midway Museum. 

This year, we will relaunch Midway’s annual planned giving program, the Patriots Society. To learn more about this program and the benefits, please contact Robin Bolin at

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