Planned giving is generally thought of as the use of estate plans to provide financial support to family members and charities.  It is much more than that, also offering current-day strategies that reduce taxes, provide income, and benefit favored causes. There is a lot to consider, and it all can start with a conversation.  On Feb. 16, the NCSML will host a free event, A Conversation on Planned Giving, with local expert Paul Morf from Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC . Read further for more information about the event and highlighted opportunities for your generosity.

Paul will join us to offer free professional advice on leaving a legacy through your estate plans.

Paul’s expertise includes wills, trusts, and estate planning. He will share information on popular planned giving opportunities, such as wills and bequests, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of life insurance, and appreciated stocks. Paul and NCSML Development Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. We invite you to join us for this introductory conversation, whether you are just now beginning to consider long-term charitable plans or you have been contemplating it for a while. RSVP to Amanda Bartel at 319.362.8500 or

Featured Opportunities

  • The winter issue of Slovo magazine will focus on the Velvet Revolution through a variety of stories and articles. It can be dedicated, which provides you the back cover to use as an honor or memorial page to celebrate a theme or people important to you.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss this unique dedication opportunity. Slovo is a benefit of NCSML membership (Join here.) Past issues are available for purchase through the NCSML store.
  • Velvet Voices of Freedom Speech Competition. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library seeks to honor Václav Havel and his many diverse talents by initiating the annual Velvet Voices of Freedom Speech Competition. The intention of the competition is to celebrate the incredible power of human passion expressed through speech to transform the world. High school students will perform a variety of Havel pieces and be judged by certified speech coaches and according to Iowa High School Speech Association standards.
  • There is always a need for contributions to endowments because this organization will be here always. Solid, perpetual funding is critical to our long-term health.

You can learn more about supporting the NCSML’s programs here, and feel free to contact me with any questions at or 832-877-8821.

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