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Richard & Joan Gann
Sacramento natives Joan and Richard F. Gann have witnessed many changes and growth in their hometown. But through the years, the Crocker Art Museum has been a cultural mainstay-a place for social interaction, intellectual engagement and a place to learn.
Joan and Richard have always had a fondness for early California art, especially because Richard is the great-grandson of the renowned California still-life painter Samuel Marsden Brookes. Over 10 years ago, Joan and Richard started a fund in their name for the purchase and conservation of early California works for the Crocker collection. As the plans for the new building progressed, they realized how the expansion will allow the story of California's art history—from statehood to the present—to be told. They could not let an opportunity to help build the new Crocker pass them by and made a lead gift. In addition, the Ganns intend to leave the Museum a painting by Brookes, a still life of fish, the artist's specialty. That painting will be a part of the very first show to be exhibited in the new Crocker, one which will feature promised gifts to the collection.
For the Ganns, being a part of the expansion is a chance to elevate the Crocker's profile and make Sacramento a major destination for all.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Crocker Art Museum as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Crocker Art Museum as a lump sum.