We welcome you to carry on Walter Ames’ legacy by joining the generous individuals who support the Timken through planned gifts.

Gifts of all sizes are welcome and greatly appreciated. Walter Ames Society members are invited to attend special events, gallery talks, and other museum events.


A bequest of unrestricted funds allows the Timken to use your support where it’s most needed. For example, your will may provide that a specified amount or portion of your residuary estate be left to the Timken Museum of Art.

Retirement Plan

Name the Timken as beneficiary of your retirement plan.

We will be happy to work with you as you plan your gift. The information you choose to share with us is kept confidential, and we will maintain your anonymity if you wish.

If you would like more information, please contact:
Jane Rice Jrice@timkenmuseum.org
(619) 239-5584 x102

The Putnam Foundation, which operates the Timken Museum of Art is a nonprofit organization and is exempt from federal income tax as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The, tax identification number 95-6037070. A copy of the Timken’s annual financial report is available, upon request.