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Arringington Society

Drawing of Katherine Pendleton Arringington

For 75 years, generous Museum members and friends have supported the North Carolina Museum of Art through legacy gifts. These charitable bequests have contributed to the success of the Museum, from new acquisitions and exhibitions to award-winning community and education programs and supporting the conservation of the Museum's collection, helping to preserve it for future generations.

Beginning in 2023, those who have included the NCMA in their estate plans will be honored and recognized in the Katherine Pendleton Arrington Legacy Society, a new giving society named for one of our early founders, who was an advocate for the arts in North Carolina. Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, in 1876, Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington developed a wide range of civic projects, particularly in the field of fine arts. Most notably, Arrington was the sponsor and long-time president of the North Carolina State Art Society.

Arrington left a legacy b sharing her time, talent, and treasure with the NCMA. You can, too. Charitable bequests allow you to leave a lasting legacy while supporting the future of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Planned giving options may include donor-advised funds, retirement accounts, annuities, or naming the NCMA as a life insurance policy beneficiary. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor to discuss the options.

If you are interested in learning more about the Katherine Pendleton Arrington Legacy Society or have already included the NCMA in your estate plans, please let us know so we can be sure to honor your wishes accordingly.

For more information, contact Erin Cleghorn, director of development, at [email protected] or (919) 664-5401.