Support BHS

BHS Annual Appeal

Your gift to BHS helps us realize our vision to preserve and share Brooklyn's dynamic and diverse history. Gifts to BHS's annual fund are 100% tax-deductible and directly support the day-to-day operations of the Museum and Library, including our high quality public programs, educational resources for students, and exhibitions. Please give and support our important work.

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Matching Gifts

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, BHS is eligible for many employers’ corporate matching gifts programs. Obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department and return it to BHS. Your donation is completely tax-deductible.

Appreciated Securities/Real Estate

Outright, irrevocable gifts of real property are eligible for charitable income tax deductions equal to the full market value of the property. Gifts of appreciated securities help to avoid the capital gains tax. In most cases, the donor may make a deduction based on the full market value of the property held for at least one year.

Major Gifts

Gifts of $5,000 or more enable the Brooklyn Historical Society to expand our educational programs, organize new exhibitions, support library projects and provide operating and capital support.  There are a variety of ways to direct your major gift.

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Unrestricted Gifts

These provide the most flexibility and allow management to direct funding where it is most needed – general operations, educational programming, maintenance, security, etc.

Restricted Gifts

These enable a donor to provide support for specific purposes or programs of interest such as school programs, upgrading library technologies, exhibition development, and other areas of interest.

Naming Opportunities

There are a variety of opportunities for the naming of buildings, floors, rooms, and equipment at BHS.  Wall plaques can be installed in sites throughout the building to recognize donors.

Capital Gifts

Gifts for the purchase of equipment or for the construction or renovation of facilities provide the Historical Society with the resources needed to maintain its historic building and provide uninterrupted services to the public.

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To learn more about the benefits of supporting the Brooklyn Historical Society, contact Heather Malin, Director of Development at 718.222.4111 ext. 240.