Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy

As the Deltaville Maritime Museum celebrates fifteen years of preserving local history and providing a lovely venue for community events, we must look to the future security of the organization. For a number of years, the DMM has had an endowment fund, but day to day concerns and expenses have precluded the active solicitation of funds for endowment.


Looking to the future, the DMM feels that it is imperative to grow our Legacy Endowment Fund to insure the financial stability of the organization. Our goal is to have sufficient income from this fund to pay basic operating costs. Although a huge project, we feel this is essential insurance for the survival of the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park.


How can you help? There are many ways to support the DMM that will benefit us and help you. For example:


·        Pledge of cash monthly, yearly, or however you choose, automatically debited. 100% tax deductible

·        Gift of appreciated stock, real estate, or any property of appreciated value

·        Charitable bequest

·        Naming DMM as a beneficiary of retirement-plan benefits

·        Charitable gift annuity

·        Deferred-payment gift annuity

·        Charitable trust


Your tax/trust professional is the best guide as to which type of gift would be most beneficial to you and to the Museum.


The Board of the DMM asks that you look to our future and to the future of your heirs by including us in your estate planning.


To inquire about initiating a donation, contact Raynell Smith, Director of Development at 804-815-3102  or email






“A journey of a 1,000 miles begins with one single step” Take a step with us and we will journey far.





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