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Ella Hirsch Legacy Society Members

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Josephine Hirsch

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Solomon Hirsch

When you include the Museum in your will, trust, or planned giving vehicle you become a valued member of the Ella Hirsch Legacy Society. The Society honors donors like Ella Hirsch whose legacies are established through their charitable giving. In 1937, when our nation was climbing out of the Great Depression, the Portland Art Museum received one of the largest gifts in the city's history. Real estate, stocks, bonds, and cash valued at $853,000 came as a bequest of Miss Ella Hirsch in tribute to her parents, Solomon and Josephine Hirsch.

The goal of the Ella Hirsch Legacy Society is to show our appreciation for the vision and commitment of our planned giving donors and to inspire similar support from others. The society recognizes individuals who have made a life income gift, provided for the Museum through their will or estate plan, established a named endowment fund, or have given a million dollars or more during their lifetime.

Members of the Ella Hirsch Legacy Society are listed on the Museum’s electronic donor recognition screens, as well as on the Museum’s website. The amount of members’ planned gift is not disclosed and members can also choose to remain anonymous. If you have already included the Museum in your will, we would like to recognize you through an Ella Hirsch Legacy Society membership.

 

Ella Hirsch Legacy Society

As of November 30, 2018

The Portland Art Museum gratefully acknowledges members of the Ella Hirsch Legacy Society, those who have chosen to support the Museum through their wills, estate plans, or life income arrangements. Members enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their gifts will become part of our region's artistic and cultural heritage. For more information, contact Karie Burch at (503) 276-4240.

Anthony C. R. Albrecht
Betty Allen*
Ron Anderegg
Roger Barber* in honor of Olivia Shepard Barber
Patricia H. Beckman*
Marjorie and Pietro Belluschi*
Pamela Berg
Daniel Bergsvik and Donald Hastler
Patricia and Steven Bilow
Clarence Bobbe*
Mr. Bruce Bowers*
Judy Bradley and Dave Mitchell
Theodore and Celia Brandt
Kay and Marty Brantley and Sons
Marjorie Briggs*
Brent and Laura Carreau
Ed Cauduro*
Nancy* and William Chalmers
Maribeth W. Collins
Ardeth E. Colliver*
Lois V. Colliver*
Chuck and Peggy Corgan
Jeannine B. Cowles*
Ms. Lois R. Davidson*
Cynthia and Frank Day
Pamela R. and Paul A. De Boni
Mary and Spencer Dick
Mr. Stuart Durkheimer*
Stephen W. Edwards*
Erma C. Engels*
Joanne M. Engels
Henry Failing Trust
Leslie M. Faught
Fred and Sue Fields*
Bill Findlay*
Janet H. and Richard* Geary
Stephen and Priscilla Glazer
Walter B. Gleason*
Doug and Lila Goodman
Margaret Gravatt*
Leona and Patrick Green
Linda Green in honor of Ella and Lloyd Green*
Bruce Guenther and Eduardo A. Vides, M.D.
Diana and Peter Hall
Guinivere Hall*
Susan Halton
John and Carol Hampton*
Karl and Edith Henze*
Judi K. Hofer*
Ronna and Eric* Hoffman
Tom* and Gretchen Holce
Thomas W. Holman, Sr.*
Jerry* and Jackie Inskeep
Mr. Manuel Izquierdo*
Salena Johnson
Noel Jordan*
Fred and Gail Jubitz
Wendy Kahle and Stanley G. Boles
Ruth Kainen*
Sivia Kaye
Richard and Ruthie Keller
Martin* and Judy Kelley
John Kellogg
Peter* and Nan Koerner
Marian Kolisch*
Henry* and Yvonne Laun
Drs. Dolores and Fernando Leon
Joe and Maria Leon
Irving Lieberman
Joanne Lilley
Veronica A. Macdonald*
Lisa and Shawn Mangum
The Mark Family in honor of Mary Mark*
Maryellen Mcculloch
Beverley McDuffie
Irene H. McHale*
Laura and Roger* Meier
Sarah Miller Meigs and Andrew Meigs
Gloria Grimson Mighell
Phillip C. Miller and Sharleen Andrews-Miller
Prudence M. Miller*
Robert and Sharon Miller
Margo Montgomery
Camila Morrison
Marilyn Murdoch
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin and Mrs. Marilyn H. Pamplin
James V. Parker and Kathleen Culligan
Martha Jane Pearcy
Carl Pearson*
Dr. Franklin* and Dorothy Piacentini
John W. S. Platt*
Christy Anthony Ragan and Jack Merritt Ragan III
James and Judith Rankin
Nancy Renz
Marge Riley*
Pat and Trudy Ritz
Edwin T. Robinson
Stephanie Simpson Roley
Jay and Martha Rosacker
Richard and Mary* Rosenberg
Mr. Jon W. Roth*
Sarah K. Rowley and Garry Neil
Dr. Marilyn L. Rudin and Mr. Richard S. Testut Jr.
Luwayne E. Sammons
Arlene and Harold* Schnitzer
Peter Shinbach
Ken Shores* and Tom Law
Dr. Joseph A. Soldati
Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant
Richard C. Stetson, Jr.
Julie and Peter Stott
Roy and Tricia Streeter
Patricia Swenson*
Ms. Christine Swigert*
Ann J. Swindells*
Ralph and Rose Tanz
F. Harrison Taylor*
Monte L. and Doris R. Thoen*
Robert Trotman
John Unruh*
Georgia Vareldzis*
Jane and Lawrence Viehl
Liz and Larry Volchok
Margo Grant Walsh
Nani S. Warren
Daniel Webb
David E. Wedge Trust
Bill and Helen Jo Whitsell
Valerie L. Whittlesey
Charles Wrobel, M.D. and Heidi Affentranger
Anonymous (12)
Anthony C. R. Albrecht
Betty Allen*
Ron Anderegg
Roger Barber* in honor of Olivia Shepard Barber
Patricia H. Beckman*
Marjorie and Pietro Belluschi*
Pamela Berg
Daniel Bergsvik and Donald Hastler
Patricia and Steven Bilow
Clarence Bobbe*
Mr. Bruce Bowers*
Judy Bradley and Dave Mitchell
Theodore and Celia Brandt
Kay and Marty Brantley and Sons
Marjorie Briggs*
Brent and Laura Carreau
Ed Cauduro*
Nancy* and William Chalmers
Maribeth W. Collins
Ardeth E. Colliver*
Lois V. Colliver*
Chuck and Peggy Corgan
Jeannine B. Cowles*
Ms. Lois R. Davidson*
Cynthia and Frank Day
Pamela R. and Paul A. De Boni
Mary and Spencer Dick
Mr. Stuart Durkheimer*
Stephen W. Edwards*
Erma C. Engels*
Joanne M. Engels
Henry Failing Trust
Leslie M. Faught
Fred and Sue Fields*
Bill Findlay*
Janet H. and Richard* Geary
Stephen and Priscilla Glazer
Walter B. Gleason*
Doug and Lila Goodman
Margaret Gravatt*
Leona and Patrick Green
Linda Green in honor of Ella and Lloyd Green*
Bruce Guenther and Eduardo A. Vides, M.D.
Diana and Peter Hall
Guinivere Hall*
Susan Halton
John and Carol Hampton*
Karl and Edith Henze*
Judi K. Hofer*
Ronna and Eric* Hoffman
Tom* and Gretchen Holce
Thomas W. Holman, Sr.*
Jerry* and Jackie Inskeep
Mr. Manuel Izquierdo*
Salena Johnson
Noel Jordan*
Fred and Gail Jubitz
Wendy Kahle and Stanley G. Boles
Ruth Kainen*
Sivia Kaye
Richard and Ruthie Keller
Martin* and Judy Kelley
John Kellogg
Peter* and Nan Koerner
Marian Kolisch*
Henry* and Yvonne Laun
Drs. Dolores and Fernando Leon
Joe and Maria Leon
Irving Lieberman
Joanne Lilley
Veronica A. Macdonald*
Lisa and Shawn Mangum
The Mark Family in honor of Mary Mark*
Maryellen Mcculloch
Beverley McDuffie
Irene H. McHale*
Laura and Roger* Meier
Sarah Miller Meigs and Andrew Meigs
Gloria Grimson Mighell
Phillip C. Miller and Sharleen Andrews-Miller
Prudence M. Miller*
Robert and Sharon Miller
Margo Montgomery
Camila Morrison
Marilyn Murdoch
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin and Mrs. Marilyn H. Pamplin
James V. Parker and Kathleen Culligan
Martha Jane Pearcy
Carl Pearson*
Dr. Franklin* and Dorothy Piacentini
John W. S. Platt*
Christy Anthony Ragan and Jack Merritt Ragan III
James and Judith Rankin
Nancy Renz
Marge Riley*
Pat and Trudy Ritz
Edwin T. Robinson
Stephanie Simpson Roley
Jay and Martha Rosacker
Richard and Mary* Rosenberg
Mr. Jon W. Roth*
Sarah K. Rowley and Garry Neil
Dr. Marilyn L. Rudin and Mr. Richard S. Testut Jr.
Luwayne E. Sammons
Arlene and Harold* Schnitzer
Peter Shinbach
Ken Shores* and Tom Law
Dr. Joseph A. Soldati
Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant
Richard C. Stetson, Jr.
Julie and Peter Stott
Roy and Tricia Streeter
Patricia Swenson*
Ms. Christine Swigert*
Ann J. Swindells*
Ralph and Rose Tanz
F. Harrison Taylor*
Monte L. and Doris R. Thoen*
Robert Trotman
John Unruh*
Georgia Vareldzis*
Jane and Lawrence Viehl
Liz and Larry Volchok
Margo Grant Walsh
Nani S. Warren
Daniel Webb
David E. Wedge Trust
Bill and Helen Jo Whitsell
Valerie L. Whittlesey
Charles Wrobel, M.D. and Heidi Affentranger
Anonymous (12)

*Deceased

 

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Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Portland Art Museum as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Portland Art Museum as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

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