Gift Planning


Gifts of works of art fall within the Harn Museum’s collecting areas (African art, Asian art, modern art of the Americas, international contemporary art and photography) can leave a lasting mark on the Harn’s collection and be enjoyed by generations to come. Download a copy of the University of Florida Foundation’s Gifts of Works of Art brochure to learn more about the possibility of giving works of art to the Harn Museum.

Gifts of Cash

Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest way for you to make a gift. They can be used to support an area of special interest, to establish an endowed fund (with a minimum of $50,000), or to support the Harn’s greatest needs. When you make a gift of cash, you will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year's tax return. 


Create an enduring legacy by establishing an endowed fund, which provides a perpetual stream of income that supports the museum’s priorities and helps fulfill the museum’s ongoing strength.

Make a gift today!

Real Estate

A gift of real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to the Harn.


A gift of securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift to the Harn. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.

Life Insurance or Life Income Plan

Life Insurance Policy
A gift of a life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to the Harn. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider gifting it to the museum to help further our mission.

Life Income Plan
A gift of retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further the Harn's work.


A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways to leave a lasting impact on the Harn Museum of Art. You may designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument.

Visit the University of Florida Foundation Gift Planning website to learn more about how to make gifts to benefit the Harn Museum of Art. All gifts are made to the University of Florida Foundation for the benefit of the Harn Museum of Art.

Questions about Gift Planning?

Contact Kelly C. Harvey, Director of Development at or 352.294.7057

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