Headlands Center for the Arts

Planned Giving

Inspire future generations with a legacy that honors the creative process. Planned giving offers an opportunity to make a contribution that may not be possible during your lifetime, but that will have significant impact on Headlands’ future and on the arts and culture landscape for years to come.

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
Turn your values into action

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.