Planned Giving

"Through a gift in my will I am able to give more than I can while I am living, and it is very important to me to support Reynolda House. It is part of the heritage of my wonderful community.”

 – Susan B. Wall

“We value the opportunity to be a part of the legacy of art appreciation, historic preservation, and education offered by Reynolda House. In a world of ever-changing and transient diversions, we truly appreciate the depth, stability, and mission of the Museum.” 

– Susan and Mike Starr


Stewards of Reynolda House

Stewards of Reynolda House are friends who have included a bequest to the Museum in their will or in some other way planned for future support of the Museum.  Planned gifts help ensure that the Museum and its collections remain wonderful resources for the community for years to come. With the variety of planned giving opportunities available, you may find that a planned gift to the Museum allows you to make a meaningful donation while also enhancing your financial wellbeing.

In gratitude for their thoughtful planning and generosity, Stewards are invited to openings for exhibitions and to the annual Director’s Reception, a time for the Director to honor and thank the Museum’s most generous donors. If you have already made a provision for Reynolda House in your will, please contact the Development Office so that you may be enrolled as a member of Stewards of Reynolda House and complete the attached bequest form.

Stewards of Reynolda House Benefits

The most rewarding benefit of membership is the personal satisfaction of knowing that you have made a lasting contribution to American art and culture. Other membership benefits include:

  • Invitations each year to Preview Parties for new exhibitions and the annual Director’s Reception,  
  • Publication (subject to your approval) of your name in the Stewards of Reynolda House listing in Museum publications

Membership in Stewards of Reynolda House is separate from annual Museum membership.

Want to Know More?

If you have questions or just want to talk about planned giving opportunities for the Museum, contact Stephan Dragisic, Director of Development, at 336.758.5595.

As an affiliate of Wake Forest University, Reynolda House has the benefit of drawing upon the expertise of the Planned Giving Office of the University. A good resource regarding planned gifts is available at To explore planned giving opportunities for various stages of life, you can go to this website and view the Life-Stage Gift Planner.