Impactful Estate Planning: A Bequest from James A. Sanders
The Decorative Arts Trust is honored to announce a gift through the estate of longtime member and former Governor James A. Sanders (1938-2020) of Evansville, IN. Jim joined the Trust in 1987 and became a Lifetime member in 2003. He was a fixture at dozens of programs, traveling with the Trust to stateside Symposia as well as overseas Study Trips Abroad. A respected educator and administrator, Jim was also a devoted collector, philanthropist, and preservationist, serving as the first director of Historic New Harmony and on the boards of many local arts organizations. On the behalf of the Trust, Jim was a staunch supporter of planned giving, whose efforts led to the establishment of our Legacy Society, which honors members who have included the Trust in their estate plans.
Jim directed his planned gift toward the Trust’s educational programs. Recognizing the long-term importance of online learning opportunities to encourage the study and appreciation of the decorative arts, the Trust will inaugurate the James A. Sanders virtual lecture series later this year. Please stay tuned for more information as we pay respect to Jim’s commitment to the Trust’s future through this program as well as his passion for collecting and preservation.
For more information about the Trust’s Legacy Society, please visit our website.
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