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Museum Establishes Kathryn K. McGanity Endowment Fund
Kathy McGanity Kathy McGanity was a retired teacher, world traveler, lifelong learner, and dedicated McNay volunteer. For over 10 years, she helped organize books and materials related to the museum’s collection in the McNay library and valued her involvement with the museum.
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Emily Wells Brown
Emily Wells Brown In her will, Marion Koogler McNay named her friend Emily Wells Brown as one of the seven original trustees, who would oversee the transition of the McNay house and collection to an art museum.
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Mary and Sylvan Lang
Mary and Sylvan Lang In 1975, the gift of the Mary and Sylvan Lang Collection greatly enriched the McNay Art Museum.
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Thomas Baker Slick Jr.
Thomas Baker Slick Jr. Born in Clarion, Pennsylvania, Tom Slick was the son of Berenice Frates and Thomas Baker Slick, one of the most famous independent oil operators in the Southwest.
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Jane and Arthur Stieren
Jane and Arthur StierenRanchers, collectors of modern art, opera patrons, and philanthropists, Jane and Arthur Stieren have made contributions to the McNay that attest to their strong belief in special exhibitions as the lifeblood of an art museum.
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Jerry Lawson
Jerry Lawson Geraldine "Jerry" Glasscock was born in 1920 about the time that her father, famed wildcatter Gus Glasscock, started his oil drilling business in the Somerset Field, southwest of San Antonio.
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Margaret Batts Tobin
Margaret Batts Tobin Born in Bastrop, Texas, Margaret Batts attended the University of Texas and married Edgar G. Tobin in 1926. A World War I ace pilot, Tobin made his fortune in the 1920s doing aerial mapping surveys for oil leases.
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Robert Lynn Batts Tobin
In 1984, the Tobin Theatre Arts Gallery, along with the Art Reference Library, opened on the occasion of Robert Tobin's 50th birthday.
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Dr. and Mrs. Frederic G. Oppenheimer
Frederic Goldstein Oppenheimer (1881-1963) was born in San Antonio. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in 1902 and a medical degree at Columbia University in 1906.
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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to McNay Art Museum a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

Bequest Language

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to McNay Art Museum [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to The McNay or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to The McNay as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to The McNay as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and The McNay where you agree to make a gift to The McNay and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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