One of the simplest ways for you to make a legacy gift to Headlands is to make a bequest. A bequest is a provision in your will setting aside a portion of your estate to Headlands. Your bequest may be a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, a gift of securities, or a donation of real estate. Donors are invited to designate a bequest for a specific program area, or to leave a bequest unrestricted so that funds may be directed to the area of greatest need. Unless otherwise designated, bequests will be unrestricted.
Turn your values into action with a gift that builds a lasting foundation for Headlands’ future and ensures a permanent home for the creative process. We invite you to make a planned gift to Headlands; bequests of any amount welcome you into the Michael Carney Legacy Circle.
Michael Carney Legacy Circle
We launched the Michael Carney Legacy Circle with an inspiring lead gift by Headlands Alumni Board member Michael Carney (1933 – 2014), who was a passionate advocate for the creative process and a tireless champion for Headlands. Mike’s generous bequest represented the largest single gift the organization had received to date and leaves a meaningful legacy honoring Headlands’ support for artists and the arts’ integral role in promoting a healthy, vibrant society. As soon as you advise us that you’ve made a provision in your will for Headlands or established a charitable trust with Headlands as a beneficiary, we will welcome you into the Michael Carney Legacy Circle.
Michael Carney Legacy Circle Benefits:
- Acknowledgement on our website and Annual Report
- Ability to make a significant contribution that may not be possible during your lifetime, and that will leave a lasting impact on future generations
- Opportunity to share your values and inspire others to stand with you in support of Headlands and its role in broader arts and culture landscape
- You or your heirs may also realize immediate or deferred tax benefits from a planned gift.
Benefit Auction Sponsorship
Headlands offers sponsorship of its annual Benefit Art Auction which attracts hundreds of arts patrons, collectors, creative professionals, artists, and party goers who gather to support Headlands and bid on museum-quality contemporary art. Learn more.
Team-Building Visits and Group Retreats
Reinvigorate your team with some coastal air and creativity. Headlands offers your employees and clients an opportunity to getaway to the breathtaking Marin Headlands. Join us for a tour of our historic artist-renovated campus, studio visits with our artists, and a chef-prepared meal in our historic Mess Hall. Call us to learn more.
Events, Limited Editions, and Partnerships
Headlands tailored partnerships have included company-underwritten artist residencies, collaboratively hosted and produced public events, shopping days at brand-aligned stores with shared promotion and a percentage of proceeds donated to Headlands, as well as collaboratively designed limited edition merchandise offered as part of Headlands limited editions program and sold in Headlands Shop. We welcome an opportunity to share more about our offerings and how we might help you meet your company’s goals. Call us to learn more.