Planned Giving

Through planned giving, donors ensure their personal, financial, and philanthropic goals are fulfilled beyond their lifetimes. Entrusting your planned gift to the NMD helps to ensure our legacy is also secured for years to come.


Students on a tour around George Washington's dentures

The NMD works with UMB's Office of Planned Giving to ensure you are not only making the right gift for you, but also to make the process as easy and transparent as possible.

Interested donors may identify a specific area of NMD's operations to support with their planned gift, such as collections care, educational programs, general operating support, or any of our already established funds or endowments. We are always excited to speak with interested donors about other ways their gifts can be used as well to help guarantee their legacy is rightfully captured in their planned gift.

Ways to Give


Estate gifts through provisions in a will or living trust, or through the beneficiary forms on insurance or retirement funds, are the oldest and largest types of gifts made in humanity.


From traditional bills and coins, to checks, electronic payments, or Direct-IRA gifts (not including Donor-Advised Fund gifts), cash is the most popular form of giving, for convenience, immediacy, and familiarity.

Charitable Gift Annuities

For almost 180 years, Americans have been using charitable gift annuities to provide income—usually for life—in exchange for a donation of assets.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Finally, other gift options like charitable lead trusts present opportunities for donors to give property into a trust that makes gifts to the foundation over a set period of time, and at termination the remainder principal returns.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

The charitable remainder trust (CRT) allows donors to customize income to their needs, convert illiquid assets into a new stream of income, or a host of other financial and estate planning goals that can be accomplished through a charitable trust.

Donor-Advised Funds

DAFs are accounts hosted by a 501(c)(3), opened by an individual with donated assets above a minimum amount. The donor subsequently recommends that grants be made out of the DAF to other 501(c)(3) charities named by the donor.

Gift of IRA Assets

Fortunately for many, investments and other income sources in retirement mean that retirement savings are in excess of annual and lifetime needs.

Giving Stock Instead of Cash

Giving appreciated stocks and mutual funds (owned for more than one year) immediately adds a tax advantage over making the same gift in cash.

Investment Assets

Giving appreciated stock, mutual funds, and other investment assets provide donors the additional benefit of avoiding recognition of long-term capital gains, and thus avoid paying tax on those gains.

Real Estate

Donors with real estate available to them for gifting purposes have several options: giving it outright to the Foundation; giving it and receiving a portion of the income; giving it and living in it for life; or selling the property at a discount.


Contact Us

National Museum of Dentistry
31 S. Greene Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Patrick Cutter
Assistant Director

Phone: 410-706-0600


Dr. Scott Swank

Phone: 410-706-8704

Hours & Admission

Wed-Friday 10am to 4pm


Members, Military, UMB Community, Teachers, and Children (2 and under): FREE
Adults: $10
Seniors and Students: $5
Children (3-12): $5


Members, Military, UMB Community, Teachers, and Children (2 and under): FREE
Adults: $8
Seniors and Students: $5
Children: (3-12): $5



There are a number of ways you can show your support for the National Museum of Dentistry.

In addition to cash donations, which can be pledged by check or credit card, the NMD happily accepts gifts of stock, planned or deferred contributions, and in-kind services. To discuss giving options, please contact the SOD Development Office.

Looking to donate items to the NMD's collection, please visit our Collections and Archives page for more information.