THE ART OF CREATING A LEGACY
More than a century ago James Deering imagined Vizcaya—and it became an instrumental part of his life’s work and legacy. Vizcaya has endured as a public museum and garden, a vibrant and dynamic cultural center known for its remarkable collections, immersive programs and the engaged community that supports it. Barbara and Norman Tomlinson were integral members of that community. Their love of the gardens and fond memories of the museum were instrumental in their decision to include Vizcaya in their estate plan. Their desire to ensure that this Miami landmark endure for future generations led them to make one of the largest bequests in Vizcaya’s history this year. “Vizcaya has long been a legacy institution, renowned for its uniqueness and recognized by donors’ commitment to its preservation as a community resource. Barbara and Norman Tomlinson were inspired by this enduring quality to make Vizcaya a special part of their philanthropy during their lifetime and an important part of their legacy thereafter. The Tomlinsons’ unwavering commitment, investment and friendship will be remembered through their incredible generosity.“ — Stephanie A. Mayer, Chief Advancement Officer We invite you to play a role in our community’s future by including Vizcaya in your estate plans and joining our Legacy Society. If you have already named Vizcaya in your will or other estate plans, please let us know so that we can thank you and welcome you to the Legacy Society. Planned gifts provide important long-term support for Vizcaya and its programs, often while reducing your tax liability. There are many ways to make a meaningful gift, either during your lifetime or through estate plans. We welcome a conversation about how these options can benefit both you and Vizcaya. Legacy Society Benefits Include: • Recognition in our Annual Report (if desired). • Personalized assistance to optimize your involvement with Vizcaya. • Reduced tax liability (in many cases). • Knowing that you have made a lasting contribution to ensure Vizcaya’s future. For questions about joining the Legacy Society, please contact Stephanie A. Mayer, Chief Advancement Officer, at Stephanie.Mayer@vizcaya.org or 305-860-8445.
Barbara and Norman Tomlinson in Vizcaya’s Swimming Pool Grotto.
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