WAYS TO GIVE

VIZCAYA NEEDS YOUR HELP TODAY!

Due to COVID-19, Vizcaya is experiencing more than $3 million in lost revenue.

Help Vizcaya continue to serve the community, and to keep staff employed to preserve this National Historic Landmark with your donation. 

Click below to make a donation online now. Every gift of any size is important and appreciated.

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SO MANY WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Marine Garden reflecting pool

Vizcaya is much more than a beautiful estate and grounds—it is a window into the history of Miami. This accredited museum and National Historic Landmark is a vital cultural resource for both locals and more than 300,000 annual visitors.

Thanks to the generous support of our members and donors, Vizcaya is able to maintain its properties and collection for the enjoyment of future generations and offer diverse programs to the community.

There is no place like Vizcaya. Please help us continue to fulfill our mission to engage people in connecting with the past, understanding the present and shaping the future.

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If Vizcaya has captured your heart, there is no better way to enjoy this historic gem than as a member. Vizcaya members receive unlimited daytime admission all year, exclusive access programs and events, special discounts and much more.

To review the membership options and select that one that is best suited to you, click the button below.

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Man dressed in 1920s attire and waving at the camera
Three people at a 2016 Lunch and Learn event in the Vizcaya Village Garage.

The James Deering Giving Society (JDS) members believe in the value of Vizcaya and make an annual financial commitment to advance the museum’s mission and programs.

As valued friends of Vizcaya, JDS donors receive exclusive access to special luncheons, private tours and programs that celebrate and illuminate the work of preservation and learning at the museum.

These unrestricted donations are critical to ensuring Vizcaya’s future. Donor support immediately helps to offset daily maintenance and preservation work as well as ongoing activities, which engage our community.

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To learn more about the James Deering Giving Society, please contact the Major Gifts Office at 305-860-8418 or via email.

 

“Vizcaya is a breathtaking historic Miami landmark with an incredible team behind it!”

Roshana N., Facebook

MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT

Vizcaya's Endowment Fund
Historic light fixture now installed on Main House

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Endowment Fund was formalized in 2003 to ensure the museum’s long-term financial health. Your donation to the Endowment Fund is a self-renewing gift, since the current drawdown policy of 5% per year allows the principal to grow while generating a reliable income stream in perpetuity.

Our goal is to significantly increase the Endowment’s corpus in the near future so that additional resources are available to support the museum’s mission, including funding for:

  • a growing portfolio of learning programs for youth, students and adults;
  • collections’ care, research and critical restoration projects;
  • long-deferred capital improvement projects; and
  • annual operations.

For more information about how to make a donation to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Endowment Fund, please contact the Major Gifts Office at 305-860-8418 or via email.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs where they complement the charitable donations of their employees with a corporate contribution of equal or greater value. If your employer offers such benefits, you can obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources department and submit it to Vizcaya along with your charitable donation.

Our Major Gifts Office will then reach out to your employer to ensure your gift is matched.

Be sure to check with your company to see if your gift qualifies for a corporate match. Related forms can be submitted via email or mailed to the address below:

ATTN: Major Gifts, Melanie Broeker
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc.
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129

For questions about matching gifts, please reach out to the Major Gifts Office by phone at 305-860-8418 or via email.

The North side of Vizcaya's Main House, which sits directly across from the Orchidarium. Photo shows the steps and balcony with three closed glass doors that lead to the basement.
Planning your Gift to Vizcaya
Decorative railing overlooking mangroves

Remember Vizcaya in Your Will

Vizcaya welcomes all forms of charitable giving, from the simplest outright donations to the most sophisticated estate bequests. You may wish to consider leaving a legacy with a planned gift that will support the museum in a meaningful, far-reaching and financially sound way.

We are prepared to help you and your financial advisor find the gift structure that provides the best combination of financial and tax benefits, while supporting the preservation of Vizcaya as an educational resource.

We encourage individuals to notify us of their intent to include Vizcaya in their estate planning, as prior notification allows us to acknowledge your generosity and work with your estate planning professionals to ensure that your gift is properly implemented and fulfilled.

Charitable Bequests and Legacy Gifts

You can make Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc. a beneficiary in your will by giving:

  • a specific dollar amount;
  • specific property (such as real property, personal property, securities);
  • a percentage of your estate; or
  • the remainder of your estate.

Including Vizcaya in your estate planning will help make sure that Vizcaya remains a strong and welcoming symbol of South Florida, a brilliant example of our city’s cultural vitality.

For questions about making a gift to Vizcaya or if you have any other questions, please contact the Advancement Department at 305-860-8418 or email melanie.broeker@vizcaya.org. We would be delighted to speak to you about your interest in leaving Vizcaya a gift of cash, appreciated stock, annuity, a gift through a charitable trust structure or life insurance policy.