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Planned Giving

The Ellen McClung Green Society


The Ellen McClung Green Society recognizes and honors those who have named the museum as the beneficiary of a deferred gift. Most people become members of the Green Society simply by letting us know that they have remembered the McClung Museum in their will. You are eligible for membership in the Green Society if you:

  • Include the McClung Museum in your will or living trust
  • Designate the McClung Museum as beneficiary of your retirement plan
  • Designate the McClung Museum as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy
  • Establish a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity to benefit the McClung Museum

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Remember the McClung Museum in your will, by endowing your annual fund gift or tax deductible museum membership and ensure the museum is supported in perpetuity.

If your annual gift is: Perpetuate it by giving:
$100 $2,500
$250 $6,250
$500 $12,500
$1,000 $25,000
$2,500 $62,500
$5,000 $125,000

In appreciation for their generosity to the McClung Museum, Green Society members will receive our quarterly newsletter, invitations to member’s only events, and the opportunity to receive formal acknowledgement on our Green Society plaque* and in our annual report. There are no dues or fees associated with your membership.

*The minimum amount for a named endowment or recognition on the Green Society plaque is $25,000.

For additional information about membership in the Green Society or to discuss a potential planned gift, please contact Stacy Palado at or 865-974-2143. To learn more about planned giving, visit UT’s planned giving page.

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