Battle of the Little Big Horn began . . .
Opportunities for Giving
Planned Giving Opportunities
The Custer Battlefield Museum is funded through the
generosity of private contributors. Donors can support
the Museum by making an annual gift, a one-time gift, a
major gift, an endowment gift, a planned gift, or
through a corporate sponsorship.
Private funds are essential to the Museumís mission of
acquiring, preserving and interpreting the artifacts and
material culture of the American West.
The Custer Battlefield Museum is a non-profit
corporation and has a Federal non-profit 501c3 status
with the IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Donors that contribute to the Custer Battlefield Museum
may deduct their contributions as provided in section
170 of the IRS code. Bequests, legacies, devises,
transfers or gifts to the Custer Battlefield Museum or
for itís use are tax deductible for Federal Estate and
Gift Tax Purposes, if they meet the acceptable
Gifts are welcomed at all levels. There are
giving societies for donors making gifts of $30 or more
that include membership in the Museum. Gifts can be in
the form of cash or stock and can be tax-deductible.
Annual gifts support the operations and programs of the
Major gifts are gifts of $25,000 or more to the museum.
Benefits are available to major gift donors. For donors
making gifts of $50,000 or more, naming opportunities
within the Museum are made available.
The earnings from the endowment fund are used to support
programs within the Museum. Endowment gifts are critical
to the future of the Museum, and there are special
recognition and benefits for endowment donors.
Sponsorships are needed for many of the programs offered
through the Museum. These include education programs and
traveling exhibits. Sponsorships start at $100 with
benefits and recognition for the corporation.
The Museum recognizes all donors who have indicated in
writing that they have made a gift to the Custer
Battlefield Museum through a provision in their will or
other estate-planning document. Planned gifts can be in
the form of cash, stock, life insurance, real estate, or
personal property. Development staff is available to
discuss the various ways a planned gift can be made
(will, trust, annuities, etc.). To receive more
information, call the Development Office at 406-638-1876
or email Director of Development
For more information about these gift options, please
feel free to contact the director, Christopher
Kortlander, by phone at 406-638-1876, or write to the
Custer Battlefield Museum at P.O. Box 200 Garryowen,
Montana 59031 or email
Your inquiries are strictly confidential and without