New and Increased Gifts

When you give a new or increased gift to World Monuments Fund, your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.

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Bequest Challenge

The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust has established a generous matching program for WMF’s Legacy Society. The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust will match ten percent (10%) of the value of bequests from donors aged 65 years or older, up to a maximum of $25,000 per donor for gifts made or pledged between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2023. The matching funds from the Wilson Trust will provide critical operating support for World Monuments Fund to continue our work safeguarding the irreplaceable. Your future commitment has an impact today.

There are several ways in which you can create a personal legacy, have a meaningful impact on the important work of WMF, and ensure the organization’s long-term vitality. Some of the options available are to:

  • Leave WMF a bequest in your will 
  • Name WMF as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan 
  • Name WMF as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, savings, or investment account 
  • Name WMF as the beneficiary of a charitable lead trust or charitable remainder trust*


For more information on the Wilson Challenge, please contact Brian Keliher at or call (646) 424-9594 x 218.


*These forms of trusts are generally set up during the process of estate planning when benefactors wish to reduce tax liabilities for inheritance beneficiaries. Please check with your financial institution or financial planner to see if this option is available to you.