Planned Giving - CSPM

Planned Giving

Preserve the past to inspire future generations at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

Whether you mention the CSPM in your will or donate through gifts of securities, you are ensuring that we preserve and share our cultural history for future generations.

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has received most of its significant and transforming gifts through advance planning.

For more information on sharing your legacy, please contact our Development Director, Diane Barber Stine at (719) 385-5633 or email at


The most common and simple type of planned gift is a bequest, which can be added to your will or living trust in a single sentence.

Because bequests may be deductible against estate and inheritance taxes, advance planning can maximize these tax benefits and preserve more of your estate. Many donors are able to make a much larger donation than they might have thought possible through bequests.

Sample Language:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, % of my residential estate (or the sum of $ _________.)

Other Planned Giving Options:

Donate to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum while retaining certain benefits from the assets you give.

Name the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy and receive an estate tax deduction.

You can make a charitable gift using retirement assets by naming the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum as a beneficiary of your retirement plans and accounts.

Donate your home, commercial buildings, farms, parcels of land, and mineral rights to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.


“The exhibits of our history– whether it is mining, health, medical, military, early settlers or transportation– have always fascinated us. My wife and I knew our contributions of time, talent and treasure are most important for sustaining all of the museum’s successes. When we decided to leave the CSPM in our estate, we knew this contribution will carry a lasting connection for generations to come to the Pikes Peak region, even after we’re gone!”

– Harry Gautsche, Former CSPM Board Member