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Impact the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Today and Tomorrow


Thank you for your interest in learning about the many benefits of providing for charitable gifts in your estate plan.

For 100 years, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has been one of our community’s most important and most treasured cultural, scientific, and educational resources.

The Museum relies exclusively on community support to sustain its services and operations. Including the Museum in your estate plan is a highly effective way of providing for the continued strength of this extraordinary organization and leaving a legacy for future generations. Many types of estate gifts also provide tangible tax benefits to donors during their lifetime. Through your legacy gift, you will join a 100-year history of generous and visionary people who have made our Museum into an institution that is locally loved and globally respected.

If you have any questions about how to make an estate gift or the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please call Karl Hutterer at (805) 453-8162 or email He will be happy to provide additional information with no obligation.
Donor Stories
Donor Stories
Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.
Gift Options
Gift Options
Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.
Estate Planning Guide
Are you ready to plan your will or trust? We would like to send you our free Estate Planning Guide. This guide will provide you with helpful information to provide for your needs, your family's future and your favorite causes.
About Bequests
You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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