Planned Giving

Your Legacy at the Lyme Art Association

As artists, friends, and supporters of the Lyme Art Association, you have already made lasting contributions, and for that we are so thankful. In planning for your future, we hope that you will consider making another lasting investment in the Lyme Art Association through Planned Giving. Whatever your stage in life, planned giving can benefit you and your loved ones while supporting this wonderful community of artists and art-lovers for generations to come.

Planned gifts help the Lyme Art Association offer opportunities to future generations of artists and ensure financial security for you and your loved ones. You can give back to the community while making sure that you have valuable income for many years.

Ways to Give

Bequests, charitable trusts and gift annuities, IRAs, retirement plans, and life insurance are just some of your options for leaving a legacy that continues the tradition of representational art in Old Lyme. We are happy to provide you with information that can assist you in combining your financial planning with charitable giving.

If you are making a planned gift, please provide the Lyme Art Association’s tax ID number: 06-0932073. 

You may also make it known to family and friends that you wish them to make memorial gifts in your name to the Lyme Art Association. 

Executive Director Elsbeth Dowd and Planned Giving Committee Chair David Zuckerbraun are always available to confidentially discuss your plans with you and your advisors. For further information, call us at 860-434-7802. We are deeply appreciative of your lasting support. 

The Walter C. Noyes 1914 Society

When you create a planned gift, you will be recognized as a member of the Walter C. Noyes 1914 Society. A renowned federal judge and patron of the arts, Walter Noyes was the very first president of the Lyme Art Association and a visionary who led the fundraising efforts to construct our beautiful gallery.

The Walter C. Noyes 1914 Society consists of a special group of visionary individuals who have included the Lyme Art Association in their long-term financial and estate plans. We like to think of these members as both insightful leaders who guide the way for future generations of artists and patrons who support the Lyme Art Association.  Members of the Walter C. Noyes 1914 Society will be invited to an exclusive event each year at the Association to recognize our most valued supporters.

In order for us to properly thank you and welcome you as a Walter C. Noyes 1914 Society member, and also to ensure how you would like the Lyme Art Association to use your gift, please let us know of your bequest intentions.  If you would like to remain anonymous, we will gladly honor your request.  Simply contact us at 860-434-7802 to begin creating your legacy at the Lyme Art Association.

“The artists and friends of art in Lyme have now incorporated under a charter from the state and are planning to erect a building … In making this effort he artists are moved, not alone by their own interests, but by a desire to establish here in Old Lyme such a place for exhibition that the present place of the town in the art world may be made as nearly permanent and lasting as possible … the opportunity is now given to all those who may be interested in Lyme to identify themselves with a project that cannot fail to benefit the town. All gifts for this purpose will be gratefully received”

Hon. Walter C. Noyes, first President of the Lyme Art Association, 1916 letter raising funds to build the new gallery

Fundraising letter for the Lyme Art Association from 1916