Bequests are gifts left by will. Most bequests can be written for a specific amount, a percentage of the total estate, or the remainders after specified conditions are met. A bequest may include cash, securities, and other assets of the donor’s choice. We encourage donors to inform us, and provide us with documentation, regarding their intentions to include the Steamship Historical Society of America in their estate plans.


Memorial Gifts
Donors are encouraged to make memorial gifts to honor the memory of a deceased person. All memorial gifts are treated as gifts made to endowment.


Matching Gifts
Please check with your employer about opportunities, or contact us at for assistance.



An endowed gift is both a gift for the future and a gift for today. You receive tax benefits by establishing an endowed fund or adding to an existing one, and you ensure the principal of your gift is maintained in perpetuity. At the same time, a portion of the income generated by the principal of your gift is distributed annually to support our programs. Depending on your intentions and the nature of the gift, a separate fund may be established or an existing one increased.

Ask us about gifts of life insurance, retirement plan assets, property, and securities.

Inquiries about gifts may be directed to:

The Steamship Historical Society of America
Attention: Matthew Schulte, Executive Director
2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886 USA
Phone: (401) 463-3570
Fax: (401) 463-3572

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