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 Randolph
 County
 Heritage
 Museum

 M E M B E R S H I P S
 and D O N A T I O N S

What We Need: List of the museum's current needs

TAX DEDUCTIBILITY: With our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status, contributions to us ARE tax deductible.

Become A Member        • Why Give?        Give Through A Will        Give Through A Trust

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We Need Your Support!

Due to Randolph County's income problems, the County has eliminated the $6000 yearly grant we had used to pay our utilities and many other expenses. To keep our museum doors open, we need public support. Please consider a donation or ongoing membership in the museum.

To give by check, click HERE for mailing information. Thanks!

To make a one-time donation
by charge card or PayPal,
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To set up a recurring monthly gift to the museum,
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BECOME A MUSEUM MEMBER!
Become a member of the Heritage Museum and receive benefits including postcards announcing
upcoming events, exhibits, presentations, etc., plus an invitation to our special yearly member appreciation event.
To join, download and complete the membership application HERE*, then send it to us.

*Download requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free HERE

Current Museum Membership Roster
(plus 9 anonymous members)

Business Members and
Individuals who have
given $100 or more
Ralph Anderson
Beverly Anger
Bernard & Margaret Baltz
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Baltz
Leo & Abi Baltz family
Sandy Davis-Baltz
Sarah Baltz
Dr. & Mrs. Hal Barre
Helen J. Bennett
Kathleen Bergman
Brock & Kim Bigger
Frank & Kaye Bigger
Betty Black
Cynthia Bourre
David & Linda Bowlin
Alvie & Martha Brown
Connie Bushman
Bill Callahan
Lowell & Joy Carlew
Bill Carroll

Carol Carroll
Allan Cates
James & Suzanne Chester
Shirley Chester
Don & Ruth Ann Cox
Jon & Janet Crabbe
Robert, Jolaine, & Ian Crawford
Rhonda Clay
Charlie Crabtree
Sarah Crabtree
Bob & Sara Dalton
John & Diana Dalton
Jennie Lea Dauck
Denise Dawson
Rainer & Sue DeClerk
Linda Donner
Mike & Barbara Dunn
Wayne & Connie Eggleston
Linda & Randell Eveland
Shirley Fortner
Mary & Howard Freeman
Vickie French
Lillian F. Gogan
Jerry & Lois Guarnett
Kendra Harris
Bernadine Hensley
Charlotte B. Heslep
Hughie Hightower
Ponnie Hogan
Virginia Hogan
Alice Hogard
Wanda Hogue
Bill Holobaugh
John & Mary Jackson
John & Chris Johnson
Donelda Johnson
Eddie Jones
Oliver & Joy Kerfoot
Dexter Kimbrough
James Kincade
Cari W. King
Wilma King
Vonda Kirkpatrick
Maria Kovak
Arvid D. Lawless
Max & Wanda Long
Jake & Marita Marlett
Tom & Charlotte McIlroy
Jennieve McNabb
Brent Miller
Barbara A. Million
Sloan Million
Harrison Mondy
Caroline Jackson Morgan
Dwain & Donna Morris
Fred Morris III
Thomas O'Donnell
Bob & Netia Olvey
Jean M. Olvey
Karen Parish
Michael Parker
John & Anne Patrick
Shirley Petty
Verlene Pickett
Howard & Verna Plank
Gary Pugh
Joseph Neil Ragan, M.D.
Rose Family
Harmon & Susan Seawel
David A. Saunders
J. Wright Shannon III
Alta Simmington
Jesse D. Simmons
Anne Simpson
David & Kathy Smith
Betty Pratt Songer
Perry Stubblefield
Michael & Shari Stubsten
Mary Taylor
Dick & Nancy Trammel
David & Leslie Throesch
Scott & Joniece Trammel
Ronnie & Sonya Walker
Mitch & Terri Walton
Jack Wilson
Teresa Wilson
Thomas B. Yancey
Jan & Ken Ziegler
Bancorp South

Dr. Patrick Carroll

Carter-Cox Seeds, Inc.

Days Inn & Suites

DeClerk-Throesch Engineering
& Land Surveying

Elmcroft

First National Bank

Futrell Pharmacy

Integrity First Bank

Martin Agency, Inc.

JMD Construction (John Dalton)

Joe Pace, CPA

Red Pearcy & Sons Oil Co.

Pocahontas Water & Sewer Systems

Prichard Furniture

Randolph County Nursing Home

Service Abstract

 

Remembering Randolph County Heritage Museum Through
Donations, Wills, and Trusts

Why Give?          Give Through A Will          Give Through A Trust


Patrons who have generously contributed funds to Randolph County Heritage Museum are recognized on a Plaque of Appreciation that hangs on the front wall of the museum. These donations help ensure the future of Randolph County's treasures of our past. Donors are recognized at the following levels:
 

Benefactor

$1000 and over
Sponsor $500 - $999
Patron $250 - $500
Friend $100 - $250
Installments are welcome!

Memorials and Honorariums are greatly appreciated. A card of appreciation will be sent to the family or individual so honored. A record book of all such gifts is kept for viewing at the museum.

Please make checks payable to: Randolph County Heritage Museum

Mail to:
Randolph County Heritage Museum
c/o Linda Eveland
106 E. Everett
Pocahontas AR 72455

   Why Give
Charitable giving is not only for the wealthy!
Charitable organizations need financial assistance from people like you to continue their work. More than 80 percent of Americans contribute to the nonprofit groups of their choice throughout their lifetimes. But according to research conducted in 2000, only around eight percent of people chose to continue this support through a charitable bequest.

By making bequests and other "planned gifts," you can continue to help organizations that are making an important difference in your community.

What better way to thank the people or organizations that have had an impact on your life, than to make a contribution from your estate through a bequest?


Gifts large and small are important. Charitable giving is not only for the wealthy!

I have children and relatives. Shouldn’t I leave my entire estate to them?
This is perhaps the number one cause for reluctance when making a bequest. But you may consider that your heirs are already making a pretty good life on their own, and that you could easily give 10% of your estate to support an organization that has made an impact on your life, and still pass 90% of your estate on to your children and heirs.

Gifts large and small are important. Charitable giving is not only for the wealthy!

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   Why Give
A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes. This is why we recommend that you consult a lawyer regarding your estate planning, regardless of the size if your estate. It's important that your heirs not be left fighting over their share of your estate.

If you don’t have a will, the state where you live will control who gets your property by default. State laws are modeled after what the legislature thinks most people will want to do, but what the laws say might not be in line with your wishes. That's why it's important that you leave a will, so your wishes can be carried out exactly as you defined them.

You can leave the Randolph County Heritage Museum a percentage of your estate (a "general bequest") or you can leave a "specific bequest" of a particular item or property. Another option is a "residuary bequest" where you leave to the Center what's left of your estate after all your other bequests are dealt with.

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   Why Give
What is a Trust?
It's a legal document that, like a will, contains your instructions for what you want to happen to your assets when you die. But, unlike a will, a living trust avoids probate at death. A revocable intervivos or "living" trust is an important part of the estate plan of many people. Intervivos means "during life," which is when the trust is established. Revocable means that the creator, also known as the grantor, of the trust can change the terms of the trust or revoke it completely during his or her lifetime. Assets in trust are not part of your will; they are transferred according to the instructions in the trust document.

With a trust you can, for example, leave your assets to continue to care for your surviving spouse while they live, then transfer assets from the trust to a charitable organization such as the Randolph County Heritage Museum upon the death of your spouse.

You can even place your assets in trust now, before you die, so that the trustee (a bank or other institution) takes care of your bills and investments for you now, then distributes the assets as you wish after your death.

Revocable Living Trust
A living trust is an arrangement you create during your lifetime to provide for yourself and your family both before and after your death. It has built-in flexibility that can work very well with your overall estate plans. Though there are many advantages to using this estate planning tool, you can still have a will, too, if you wish.


Some Characteristics of a Trust

Reduction of probate costs
Although you can enjoy the use of the assets you place in a trust during your lifetime, a living trust removes those assets from your estate for probate purposes. Therefore, you save the probate and administration costs you would incur if those same assets were distributed by the terms of your will.

Speedy Distribution of Trust Assets
By establishing a living trust during your lifetime, you are setting up a method of managing and distributing your assets. Because a living trust escapes the probate process, the plan of distribution you describe is set in motion immediately at your death. There are none of the delays that occur under distribution by will. With a trust plan, you can be sure your assets ultimately will benefit the charitable institution, such as ours, that means so much to you.

Flexibility of Planning
Another advantage of a living trust is the overall flexibility it provides. Most living trusts are revocable. This gives you the freedom to amend, add to or even completely revoke the trust agreement as you wish.

Freedom of Control
Living trusts give you the freedom to name both the beneficiaries and the trustee. Most likely you will name yourself as the trustee during your lifetime and maintain the right to appoint and select successor trustees and beneficiaries. You also control the income and principal and how much of it you wish to use during your lifetime.

Investment Management
You may choose to appoint a professional trustee such as a bank trust department or trust institution. This frees you from the worry of the day-to-day management of assets, yet you still may direct investment goals, including instructing your trustee to change investment strategies.

If you wish, you can give your trustee broad powers and allow the trustee to make the decisions, do all the paperwork and collect the dividends and interest and credit them properly. You would receive periodic and detailed accounting statements, including year-end data for tax purposes. This means you could travel extensively, knowing that your trustee would be managing all the details of your trust assets. Should you suffer a prolonged illness, your trustee could even pay your medical and household bills.

Confidential Trust Terms
One of the most favorable aspects of a living trust is the privacy it allows. Unlike a will, no one, other than the beneficiaries, needs to know the contents of a trust.

Charitable Contributions
Charitable contributions may be made easily with a living trust. Once your needs and those of your family are met, trust assets can be distributed to charitable organizations like the Randolph County Heritage Museum.

Some Final Thoughts
Your philanthropic motives must blend with your personal needs and tax planning. There is rarely a single route to your estate planning goals.

A living trust gives you flexibility while you receive income from your assets during your lifetime, and it can provide asset management after your death.

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