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Planned Giving

Learn About Supporting the Society Through Planned Giving

Planned Giving - Wisconsin Historical Society | Wisconsin Historical Society
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Make a Plan. Make a Difference. Create a Legacy.

Making a gift of estate assets can be simple to do and will provide lasting support for the Wisconsin Historical Society’s efforts to connect people to history.

Join the Robert B.L. Murphy Legacy Circle

We invite you to join the Robert B.L. Murphy Legacy Circle—an extraordinary group of individuals who have chosen to support the Wisconsin Historical Society through an estate gift. Through your willingness to give, you can make history your legacy.

How to Give

A common way to make a legacy gift is through a bequest. When you have the opportunity, please consider the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary of your will, life insurance policy, charitable trust or retirement assets. The Wisconsin Historical Foundation may also accept gifts of real estate or facilitate life-income producing gifts.

For all bequests, beneficiary designations and charitable gifts in support of the Wisconsin Historical Society, the proper legal designation is as follows:

Wisconsin Historical Foundation, Inc.
816 State Street
PO Box 260050
Madison, WI 53726

Tax Identification Number 39-0921093

Inspire Others by Joining the Robert B.L. Murphy Legacy Circle Today

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Robert B.L. Murphy


In his lifetime, Robert B.L. Murphy was a lifelong Wisconsin Historical Society benefactor, and his legacy lives on through a generous planned gift.

The Robert B.L. Murphy Legacy Circle was created to honor his many contributions as a leader of the Society and to recognize individuals who have included the Society in their estate plans. Members of the Murphy Legacy Circle are a distinguished group of supporters, and we deeply value their lasting contributions.

In addition to the tax benefits of a planned gift, members enjoy:

  • Lifetime subscriptions to the award-winning Wisconsin Magazine of History and Columns, the Society’s quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive events, including the Murphy Legacy Circle recognition luncheon held annually in spring
  • Donor listing recognition in the special annual report issue of Columns

To learn more or join, contact Julie Lussier, Director of Development, at 608-261-9587 or by email at


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Have Questions?

Do you have questions about planned giving or the Robert B.L. Murphy Legacy Circle? We're here to help!
Contact Joe Kollar, Development Officer, at 608-264-6585 or by email below: