The Glasgow Society
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Glasgow Society acknowledges the commitment of those forward-thinking individuals who include VMFA in their financial or estate planning and who inform the museum of their generous arrangement. These donors carry forward the legacy of support established by the Glasgow family and other benefactors of the museum.
Sixteen individuals began the Heritage Society in 1998. Today, more than one hundred people have joined this group of esteemed museum supporters, ensuring that VMFA will continue to inspire future generations of Virginians and museum visitors with its world-renowned collections and innovative programming. VMFA renamed the society the Glasgow Society in honor of Arthur G. and Margaret B. Glasgow in 2011, the same year their significant planned gift to VMFA was realized.
Members of the Glasgow Society have taken advantage of one or more of the many ways to give to the museum, which meet their own personal needs. Ways to give include:
• Making a bequest.
• Including VMFA in a revocable, or living, trust.
• Investing in the museum’s future with a gift that returns a fixed income to you
for life: a charitable gift annuity.
• Designating a share of the remaining balance of a retirement account.
• Initiating a gift that returns income either for life or for a period of time that
you specify: a charitable remainder trust.
• Gifting the museum with a life insurance policy you no longer need, either by
designating the museum as beneficiary, or by giving the museum ownership
of the policy.
• Allocating the remaining interest in your home, vacation home, or farm.
• Other gifts may qualify. Contact Jayne Shaw, Director of
Development, to find out more.
The Honorable and Mrs. Joel Broyhill of Alexandria, included the museum in their estate plans while Suzy Broyhill was a Trustee of VMFA from 1995 through 2005. She helped plan the new James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing and E. Claiborne and Lora Robbins Sculpture Garden. Now a Director of the VMFA Foundation, she affirms the way VMFA “brings together people from all over the state to celebrate art and advance the public good. VMFA is our state museum, and helping it thrive is the responsibility of the Commonwealth as a whole.”
Dr. and Mrs. Freeman Sleeper joined the museum and the Glasgow Society when they retired to Richmond from Salem, Virginia. "While I was a college dean,” says Freeman, “I had a chance to help shape the program for a new fine arts center. When Mamie and I came to Richmond, proximity to VMFA caused that interest to grow. Having sold our house, we took the opportunity to do a charitable gift annuity with the VMFA Foundation. We're happy to support the museum, and the income from the annuity is helpful to us as well."
The Annual Glasgow Society Luncheon
As a token of VMFA’s deep appreciation of their generosity, members of the Glasgow Society are invited to the annual Glasgow Society Luncheon.