A Legacy of Patronage

A Vision for the Future

One of our greatest aspirations in life is to leave a mark—to make a difference in our community or society concerning endeavors of great importance. Through your care and commitment, you can help ensure that Laguna Art Museum has a secure future and that museum programs continue to thrive and evolve. Through Laguna Art Museum’s Legacy Circle, you will be a museum patron and arts community supporter whose contribution will be respected and recognized for years to come.


Love for the Arts

What is the Legacy Circle?

The Legacy Circle is a special group of friends who believe in the purpose and values of the Laguna Art Museum.

The Legacy Circle recognizes and honors those who have included Laguna Art Museum in their estate plans with a future gift through a bequest, life insurance, or trust arrangement. They want to ensure that Laguna Art Museum will long continue to provide the public with exposure to art and promote the understanding of the role of art and artists in Californian culture through collection, conservation, exhibition, research, scholarship, and education.


Support Us

Legacy Circle members can choose how to designate their future gift.

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Tangible Gifts
  • Retirement Plan Gifts
  • Annuities and Trusts
  • Life Insurance

If you’d like more information on any of these options

We Want You!

To join the Legacy Circle or learn more about ways to remember Laguna Art Museum in your Estate plans, please email Bernadette Clemens or call 949.494.8971 x208.

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Preserving Traditions

Spotlight on Legacy Circle Members

Rick Balzer

“I was raised in Laguna Beach. My family moved here in the late 1940’s and various family members have played an active role in the community since the early 1950s. The tradition of community service and involvement really began in the early days of Laguna with the early artists and the Art Association that were the heart and soul of the community then. Laguna Art Museum preserves and continues traditions that were begun nearly a century earlier. I can think of no better way to preserve and promote that heritage, than to help secure the future of the museum. That is why I am so very pleased to have provided for the museum’s endowment in my estate plan.”


Thank You

Legacy Circle Members

as of May 20, 2020

Richard and Leone Adler
Eugene C. Auerbach*
Antoinette Ayres*
Rick Balzer
Lyn Burke*
Marla Bird
Grégory Pierre Cox
Robert Hayden III
George A. and Diane Keplinger
Harleigh Knott*
Barbara McBeth Woodruff*
Roy D. Miller and Jan McCoy Miller*
Nancy D. W. Moure

Ellen Narver
Lindy Narver
Diane Nesley
Pearl Phillipson*
Louis and Laura Rohl
Rick Silver
Miriam Smith
Barbara Steele Williams*
Arthur Strick, M.D.
Robert Story
Keith Swayne
Mary L. Trumble*
David S. Walker

* deceased