The evening of Thursday, June 24, 2021 a F3-F4 tornado struck several villages in the Hodonín and Břeclav districts of the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. As the Czech and Slovak republics were one of the first to send aid to support NCSML during the 2008 flood, we are asking for your help to aid them during this difficult time.
A time of need for South Moravia in the Czech Republic
When you support our mission, you help us celebrate life. Czech life. Slovak life. American life.
You help us provide relevant and innovative exhibits, programming, educational initiatives, and outreach that sustains our ability to keep telling stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity. Together we connect yesterday with today and tomorrow.
Any unrestricted donation you make to the NCSML of $250 or more includes a Sustaining Level Membership.
Any unrestricted donation or multiple donations totaling $1,000 in a given year automatically qualifies for President’s Society, which includes an invitation to our President’s Society Preciosa Gala.
Support our mission through a tax-deductible donation that fits your lifestyle:
- It’s hassle-free! We’ll automatically take care of your withdrawal so you won’t need to remember it.
- This is an eco-friendly giving option. No printed forms and no postage involved!
- An annual tax receipt each January, documenting cumulative gifts for the calendar year.
- The satisfaction of knowing your monthly gift goes to a good cause.
Share your passion. Inspire others. Create your legacy.
Join the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library’s Legacy Society with the planned gift that supports the future of the NCSML’s mission. Most planned gifts offer a form of estate charitable tax deduction, and can be given as unrestricted or designated gift. We can work with you and your financial advisors to identify the best plan for you. Call us at 319-362-8500 or email email@example.com to learn more.
Planned Giving Options
Any planned gift qualifies you for membership in the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Legacy Society, which includes an invitation to an annual, exclusive brunch honoring those invested in our future.
Wills and Bequests: These are the easiest and most common legacy gifts, and usually involve naming the NCSML as a beneficiary in your will or trust. Types of bequests may include a specific amount or a specific asset, a percentage of your estate or trust, or the balance of your estate or trust after gifts to other beneficiaries have been made.
Charitable Remainder Trust: A legal trust is created providing you and/or your loved one(s) a regular fixed payment for a specified period of time or for life. Income, capital gains, and/or estates taxes can be reduced or eliminated. At the conclusion of the period of time, or upon your death, the remaining assets within the trust transfer to the NCSML.
Charitable Gift Annuity: This is similar to Charitable Trusts, but simpler. With a charitable gift annuity, you transfer cash or marketable securities to the NCSML and, in return, the NCSML issues an annuity contract to pay a fixed payment for life to you and/or your beneficiary. Upon your or your beneficiary’s death, the fund transfers to benefit the NCSML.
Gifts of Life Insurance: There are a number of ways to utilize life insurance as a planned giving tool. The most common include, but are not limited to, donating a policy’s accumulated cash value, listing the NCSML as a beneficiary, or assigning ownership of a policy listing the NCSML as that policy’s beneficiary.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock: Making a gift of appreciated securities can provide you with significant tax benefits. One benefit is that you do not pay the capital gains tax on the appreciation that otherwise would have been required had you first sold the stock and then made a cash gift.
Current Legacy Society Members
John (2017) and Joyce Anderson
Lloyd and Joan Baird
Bill and Lu Barta Barron
Henrietta S. Bartizal* (2008)
Ed Baum (2018)
Robert Baumruk* (2013)
Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret*
Francis F. (1999) and Mary N. (2016) Bozanek
Terry L. Brosh*
Ernie and Joanne Buresh*
Sandra J. Buresh* (2012)
Velma Burian (2009)
Marie Cada (2012)
Amy Jo Carbaugh
John Chadima (2020)
Blanche Cuhel (2013)
Thomas and Elizabeth DeBoom
George L. (2013) and Evelyn M. (2016) Dlask*
Joan Elliott-Green (2016)
John and Cheryl Elliott
David and JoAnn Faribault
Veronica Hall Frost*
Donald and Irene Hamous*
Margaret Haupt (2016)
John Hayek (2014)
Robert Hejkal (2019)
Thomas Paul Hruska
Alicia Dee Dvorak Jackson
Marie Jadrnicek (2013)
James and Sheri Jandik
Eleanor Jewett (2006)
Ray Jiruska (2007)
Kenneth (2015) and Mildred (2006) Johnson*
Eugene (2021) and Beverly Kadlec
George (2006) and Louise (2012) Kalous*
Walter A. (1977) and Ida K. (2001) Kansky
Robert F. and Janis L. Kazimour
Marianne Klinsky (2013)
Irene Konecny* (2020)
Anthony and Cathy Korvas*
Edwin T. Kral (2007)
Grace Helen Krob (2009)
Margaret Rae Krska (2014)
John Albert Kuba*
Theodore (2020) and Margaret (2016) Kubicek
Robert and Caroline (2010) Kucharski*
Mary Jo Langer (2013)
Dr. Vera Laska* (2005)
Tom and Joanne Lautenschlager
Jirina M. LaVine (2015)
Paul and Kathy LaVine
Roger (2000) and Thea Leslie
Doris S. Looney (2007)
George Machacek* (2007)
Gene and Sharon Machacek*
James and Carolyn McAuliffe
Janelle Votroubek McClain
Helen Evelyn McKee (2008)
Ernest A. Melichar
Guenter (2013) and Donna Merkle
Wallace (2017) and Betty (2010) Milden*
Frank and Cheryle Mitvalsky*
Leo (2011) and Irma (2008) Modracek*
Isabel D. Morrison* (2009)
Dennis and Gail Naughton
George J. (Max) Nexera, Jr.* (2010)
Victor and Janice (2017) Nexera
Duane M. and Kay Nesetril
Jerry Netolicky (2012)
Margaret Netolicky (2015)
Frank W. Novotny* (2004)
Milo Pecina (2006)
Henrietta Bartizal Pons
Marv and Bonnie Rohlena
Jack (2019) and Jackie (2009) Roland*
Gary R. Rozek
William D. Severa
Carolyn Shimek (2011)
Ray Snitil (2020)
Leni Lee Stasny (2013)
Ester Belle Steinbach (2018)
Ben H. Thieme*
Robert and Rita Tomanek
Edward J. (2005) and Carol (2020) Vavra
Dorothy Votroubek (2019)
Doug and Lori Wenzel
Jason and Leslie Wright
Leora E. Zahorik* (2018)
Jerome (2018) and Anna M. (2018) Zajic*
Ariston Joseph (2010) and Marge Ziskovsky*
*Denotes Charter Member. List is current as of 3/19/21.
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is grateful for the support of its annual giving society members. President’s Society members support the NCSML’s ambitious programming, world-class exhibitions, and educational initiatives.
The President’s Society honors those individuals who give $1,000 or more annually to support the mission and programs of the NCSML. Members of the President’s Society will receive an invitation to the President’s Society Preciosa Gala scheduled in the spring of each year.
This Society is the museum’s chance to recognize and show appreciation for the members and donors who support the NCSML at this highest levels. The Society offers unique benefits above and beyond those of the average donor or member, and our hope is that Society members find this society meaningful and informative.
President’s Society Members 2021
The Honorable Madeleine Albright
Leroy & Paula Bradway
Dr. Emil & Elena Brlit
Frances & Peter Bruha
JoAn Dake Mann
Tom & Beth DeBoom
Ron & Peg Detweiler
Mary Ann Vorisek Dilla & William N. Dilla
George & Beth Drost
Beach & Marianne Hall
Scott & Marie Hamsik
Robert Becker & Diane Handler
Dr. Charles & Susan Heller
Thomas & Le Ann Kadlec
Dr. Kim Kazimour
Dr. Anthony & Cathy Korvas
John & Wende Kotouc
Allison Stanger & Michael Kraus
Donald K. & A. Eleanor Longer
Vera & Kenneth Ludwigsen
Sally Spacek May & Richard May
Janelle & George McClain
Pat & Mary Kay McGrath
M.L. Folkedahl-Meehleder & Steve Meehleder
Ernest A. & Rose Marie Melichar
Jim & Rose Milden
Jim Miller & Elaine Watkins
Frank & Cheryle Mitvalsky
Ron Olson & Sue Plotz-Olson
Dr. Robert Petrik
Dr. Miriam Potocky-Tripodi & David Rafaidus
Gary R. & Cathy Rozek
Col. Joseph & Ashley Rozek
Dr. Sharon Schweitzer
Joseph Seliga & Vanessa Vegara
William D. Severa
William J. Skocpol
Kyle & Susan Skogman
Galen & Rebecca Stahle
Thomas J. & Amy S. Stanczyk
R. Vladimir Steffel
Ludvik & Katherine Svoboda
Merle H. Sykora
Robert and Rita Tomanek
Craig & Anita Van Dyke
Peter S. & Cynthia Winkler
As of 1/20/21
Celebrate important people in your life at an organization that celebrates life. This is a perfect place to honor relatives, family members, teachers, friends and others you admire, appreciate and love.
Honor others by placing their names among the pavers in the NCSML Heritage Garden. Limit of 35 characters, including spaces, per line and three lines. Pavers are installed once a year, normally in Spring. Now ordering for 2022 installation.
Wall of Tribute Plaque Listing $500
Have your loved one’s name join the others who have been honored on our Wall of Tribute or share an important message of pride and love here.
Add your chosen names to the NCSML Wall of Tribute Plaque located in Founder’s Hall. Limit of 35 characters, including spaces, per line and three lines.
Friends of Sleger House $500
Honor your ancestors of any cultural background at Sleger Home as a commemoration to the courage, hope and commitment they exhibited to make a new life in America.
Associate your name or that of a loved one with the popular Sleger Immigrant Home. The Friends fund will support the maintenance of this important historic artifact.
Theater Seat $1000
Choose this special gathering place at the NCSML to honor someone in the place where guests and visitors watch movies and presentations.
NCSML Theater Seat dedications have a special price during the Dedication Drive. Less than 30 seats are available for naming. Limit of 35 characters, including spaces, per line and three lines.
Picnic Table $2500
Think of that special person for whom sitting outside brought them joy, or for whom picnics held fond memories.
Six picnic tables are available as dedication opportunities. They will be installed Spring 2020. Limit of 35 characters, including spaces, per line and three lines.
Slovo Magazine Sponsorship $10,000
(One available per issue; two issues per year)
Our premier magazine is a unique and special place to honor your family, loved ones, organization or culture with a special message specially designed for you as the back cover of an issue.
You get the full back cover to honor someone special. A professional designer will create a cover you will be proud of. You will also receive a framed set of the front and back covers of your issue. All members receive this award-winning magazine. Contact us for upcoming issue themes to align with honorees’ story.