State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation

State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation: Donate to the Expansion

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Marlo Sveen, Development Director

The Foundation is excited about the proposed expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center. More than 100,000 people visit the Heritage Center each year and comment on the high quality exhibits and programs. Nestled on the State Capitol grounds, the state's largest accredited museum weaves the story of North Dakota from the ancient dinosaurs to the "Great Depression." But North Dakota’s story does not end in the Dirty Thirties. There's wind energy, the discovery of oil, the great coal industry, exploding agricultural opportunities with renewable energy, world class manufacturing companies, the bread basket of the world, all stories to inspire our children and our visitors. We also want to expand the stories of our native ancestors and highlight the growing heritage tourism attractions all across the state. Our goal is to become "the Smithsonian of the Plains" a "must see" regional attraction.

View from the south at night.The North Dakota Heritage Center is in the center of the state and North Dakota all in one center. Travelers from the east or the west can experience the sights and sounds from throughout the state, before they head out to the badlands, or the Pembina Gorge or the Red River Valley. This "hub of history" will showcase to visitors the best North Dakota has to offer.

The Phase II expansion will be a partnership with the state, federal and private funding. The total cost of the project is approximately $52 million. Private and federal sources will raise $12 million over the next 5 to 7 years to help make it a reality.

Give a gift now to the SHSND Foundation to help support the Phase II expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center.

 

Giving Levels

 

Level Description
Level 1: A gift of $1,000 per year for five years or a lifetime cumulative gift of $5,000.
Level 2: A gift of $2,000 per year for five years or a lifetime cumulative gift of $10,000.
Level 3: A gift of $5,000 per year for five years or lifetime cumulative gift of $25,000.
Level 4: A gift of $10,000 per year for five years or lifetime cumulative gift of $50,000.
Level 5: A gift of $20,000 per year for five years or a lifetime cumulative gift of $100,000.
Level 6: A gift of $100,000 per year for five years or a lifetime cumulative gift of $500,000.
Level 7: A gift of $200,000 per year for five years or a lifetime cumulative gift of $1,000,000.

 

Ways to Give

Many individuals have the capacity to make major gifts through transfers of stock or personal property or life insurance.  We would like to have the opportunity to explore these options with you, if they are appropriate.  Please contact our office so we can answer your questions.

Stocks:  Many donors use this convenient way to donate highly appreciated stocks to provide substantial capital gains tax savings.  Contact our office or your broker to talk about giving a gift in this way.  

Life Insurance:  You can name the Foundation as the beneficiary or transfer ownership of the policy to the Foundation.

Charitable Gift Annuity:  Make a gift to the Foundation and the Foundation will pay you a guaranteed fixed amount each year until your death.  This can benefit both husband and wife in a spousal gift annuity.  Tax benefits can be substantial.  Visit with us and your tax advisor.

Charitable Remainder Trusts:  Transfer assets to the Foundation and establish a trust and the beneficiary receives a lifetime income.

Retained Life Estate:  Deed property to the Foundation and you and/or your spouse retain the right to live there for the rest of your lives.  You receive an immediate tax benefit.

Wills: Remember to include the Foundation in your will. 

Matching Gifts: Will your employer or your spouse's employer match your gift? This is a way to double or maybe even triple your gift.

Contact us today if you have any questions.

 

Donate Now

Check

Make check payable to SHSND Foundation
and mail to:
SHSND Foundation
P.O. Box 1976
Bismarck, ND 58502-1976

Credit Card

Pay online with your Credit Card.

Matching Gift

Will your employer or your spouse's employer match your gift? This is a way to double or maybe even triple your gift.

For More Information

If you have questions, please contact our office. Marlo Sveen, Development Director, msveen@btinet.net or Virginia Nelsen, Executive Director, nelsenva@btinet.net or call 701-222-1966.