Share our vision for the future of the Museum as the cultural centerpiece of the community.

Not just for this year, but forever.

Planned gifts help support the Endowment Fund, which has long been the financial driver for the Museum’s budget and has allowed the institution to flourish. The principal of the Endowment Fund is invested to increase over time, and the Museum uses the income it produces to support its general operations and innovative, multidisciplinary programming. Your gift can also support the Museum of Ventura County’s general operation or be applied to particular programs or acquisitions.

Heather Williams
805-653-0323 Ext. 322

Thank you for considering the Museum of Ventura County as you plan
for the future.

Gifts of Securities

A gift of long-term appreciated securities may provide a preferred tax advantage to the donor by deducting the fair market value of the gift and avoiding capital gains.

Gifts by Trusts + Estates

The Museum encourages donors to consider establishment of trusts or endowments that will further the Museum’s work through provisions that provide for periodic payments of income to the Museum. All income paid to the Museum is free of income tax.


A bequest can take the form of any of the above ways of giving. It provides a lasting investment in the future.

Planned Giving: The Edith Hobson Hoffman Society

The Edith Hobson Hoffman planned giving program planned giving program was created
to enable our supporters to utilize tax-advantageous gift planning, and to give significantly
to the Museum, while sustaining what they love most about the institution.

Learn More About Planned Giving Here