Planned Giving

There are many ways to make a charitable gift to the Foundation after one passes. Planning in advance is called “planned giving.” As some may not know what assets they will use in their lifetime, it is common to make a planned gift for the remainder of one’s assets upon death. The BMW CCA Foundation has operated as a repository for BMW relics and has now amassed over 80,000 items, making its archives the second largest in the world! Your contributions make this possible. Your Legacy Gifts may entitle you to be counted as part of the Legacy Society, click HERE to see more about the Legacy Society. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Gifts of cash, collectibles, or even automobiles—whether cars or models– are highly valued as they can add to our Archives for future exhibits, or they can be sold in our Store to provide needed cash revenue.


A cash bequest is a gift made through one’s will upon death in several ways:


Other simple Planned Giving instruments are available:


As always, please consult your tax adviser for the most up-to-date tax changes and benefits before deciding about planned gifts.