A public garden & cultural center

Planned Giving


Join the Vista Society
and Leave a Lasting Legacy…

Through a planned estate gift, Vista Society members establish a legacy that supports Wave Hill’s world-renowned horticultural collections, preserves our magnificent views and ensures our programs have a lasting impact for generations to come. Vista Society Members receive special benefits and recognition, but more importantly, they are investors in Wave Hill’s future and mission, inspiring the human spirit and connecting our visitors to the natural world.

The simplest and most popular planned gift is a bequest made through one’s will or living trust.

To make a bequest through your will, we recommend that you consider including the following language:

To Wave Hill Incorporated, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated having its principal address as Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx, NY 10471-2899, I hereby give and bequeath $_____ (insert gift amount) for Wave Hill’s general purposes.

A bequest can be made in a specific amount in the form of cash, securities, real estate, retirement accounts, life insurance or personal property. It can also be a percentage of an estate or as all or part of the residual of an estate. Unrestricted gifts provide the greatest flexibility for our future needs. If you wish to restrict a gift, we encourage you to support one of the broad program areas specified in Wave Hill’s mission, namely arts, education or horticulture.

For more information, please contact Barbara Giordano at 718.549.3200 x233 or barbarag@wavehill.org.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult with an attorney or advisor.