Your Donation Matters
Sandy Spring Slave Museum needs your support!
Your generous donation to the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery will help to support the museums efforts to offer more special event programming, grow and curate our extensive collection, provide for staff to research the social and cultural heritage of our community and offer students more hands-on workshops and community service opportunities.
Sandy Spring Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your generous donation
is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
IRA Charitable Rollover gifts
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can direct up to $100,000 each calendar year to a qualified charity directly from your IRA.
Note: Under the SECURE Act, which took effect in January 2020, the age at which required minimum distributions (RMDs) must start increased to age 72. Despite the delay in the starting age for RMDs, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs were not affected. For that reason, QCDs may still be taken from IRAs as early as age 70 ½.
To make an IRA Charitable Rollover: Contact your IRA administrator and request a distribution to be made to Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery directly from your IRA. Request that your administrator include your name and address with the distribution. Check with your administrator for any deadlines that may have an impact on your gift.
Request that checks be sent to:
Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery
P. O. Box 13
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
leave a lasting legacy gift
If you wish, you may provide now for a future gift to the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery by including a gift in your will or trust or naming us as a beneficiary of one of your investments or retirement accounts.
A bequest costs nothing now yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided continuing support for the Museum in the future.
If you wish to include us in your will, here is sample language to include in your estate documents: "I give and devise to Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery, located at 18524 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, Maryland the sum of $____________________ to be used for its general support."
If you prefer, you may name Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other investment, retirement, or life insurance benefit.
If you choose to do this, our name for the beneficiary form is “Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Train to become a volunteer docent or tour guide at the Sandy Spring Slave Museum. Guided tours take the visitor from Africa, through the middle passage, slavery, the underground railroad to freedom, civil rights and the history of the kinship families and communities in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Volunteer docents provide tours of a slaving clipper ship, African hut, historic cabin, the building of American, African civilization, slavery, emancipation, education achievement and the rich history of families living in Montgomery Counties kinship communities.
Volunteer docents must be 16 years of age or older. Student Service Learning Credit is given.