Become a Legacy Partner

The Goal isn’t to Live Forever.
The Goal is to Create Something that Will.

We Invite you to Touch the Future

Legacy giving offers you many opportunities to fulfill your philanthropic goals while providing lifetime benefits to you and your family. You can extend the influence of your generosity beyond your life through a planned gift. You can also experience the joy of giving while minimizing the personal cost of a major gift through charitable tax benefits.

Your generosity will provide future generations with local access to the visual, the written, and the performing arts, and your name and reputation will live on as a supporter who believes in the power of art to transform lives.


2019 Legacy Partners at the Atlantic Hotel for the first annual Legacy Partner Luncheon. Back row: Legacy Partners Karen & Spicer Bell, Georgette Greason, ALOC Development Coordinator, ALOC 2019 Fellow Brooke Rogers. Front row: Legacy Partner John Sisson, Marian Bickerstaff, Barbara Patrick, Lyn Bur. Far right: Donna Rogers.

When you make a planned gift to the Art League of Ocean City, you are recognized a Legacy pARTner. Your name will be added to our Wall of Honor at the Ocean City Center for the Arts, plus you will receive recognition at art events, on our website, in our “Art Matters” quarterly newsletter, in the Sand Castle Home Tour guide, in our annual report, in our e-mail marketing, and on our FaceBook page.

Legacy Partners as of 2020

  • Karen & Spicer Bell
  • Marian Bickerstaff
  • Lyn Burr
  • Laura Jenkins
  • Barbara Patrick
  • Emily & Paul Schwab
  • John Sisson
  • Rina & Jeff Thaler
  • Judy & Jon Tremellen

Examples of the Type of Planned Gift You Can Provide

  • Cash or cash equivalents
  • Beneficiary of bank or brokerage account
  • Beneficiary of life insurance policy or retirement plan
  • Bequest by will or living trust
  • Securities and real estate
  • Paid-up whole life insurance policies
  • Charitable remainder and lead trusts
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Gift to our endowment fund

With thoughtful estate and retirement planning, you may minimize your exposure while making a charitable gift. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable and may offer substantial tax savings.

How to Make a Bequest

Gifts are typically given as a percentage, fixed amount, or residual of the estate. We encourage you to speak with your attorney or financial advisor about your options. Then contact us to discuss ways you can support the future of the arts in our community.

Contact: Rina Thaler, Executive Director, or 410.524.9433 or contact: Georgette Greason, Development Coordinator, or 410.524.9433. Click here for a Legacy Enrollment Form.

“How nice to know that your love of the arts can live on in such a meaningful way!” Lyn Bur

For 27 years, I have enjoyed my membership with the Art League of Ocean City. I have participated as a student as well as holding various offices on the Board. I particularly enjoyed being chairman and then a member of the Scholarship committee. I recently was given an opportunity to make a financial commitment to the Legacy Fund. I consider it an honor to make a small contribution to the future of an organization that does so much for the culture of our area. I urge others to consider such a commitment. How nice to know that your love of the arts can live on in such a meaningful way! Lyn Bur