Legacies and Endowments

The Clark Center is committed to ‘the increase of learning’, providing access, both physically and intellectually, to the collection is fundamental to that commitment. But as a modern museum we cannot afford to remain static but must grow and reach out to widen participation. To do so effectively we rely on private support. Over the years, gifts and bequests have enabled the Clark Center to become increasingly popular with the public for the range and quality of its exhibitions and educational programs.

Legacies have proved vital to the Center in supporting acquisitions, conservation, and research. If you would like future generations to enjoy the Clark Center as you have, please consider making a bequest in your will.

Leaving a bequest to the Center could help to reduce the tax burden on your estate. If the gross value of your estate on death is over the Estate Tax threshold, your estate will be liable for Estate Tax. A gift in your will to the Clark Center may reduce that excess and thereby reduce or eliminate the tax bill.

Should you wish to bequeath a work of art to our collection, we suggest you contact us first, to ensure that we will be able to display it appropriately.

The Clark Center offers some unique possibilities for endowments. For more information on endowment options and how to include the Center in your will please contact:

Barbara McCasland, Administrative Supervisor
The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
15770 Tenth Avenue
Hanford, CA 93230
Tel: (559) 582-4915
Fax: (559) 582-9546