Planned Giving

Plan your gift, plan your legacy



One of the most impactful ways you can support MESDA is through a planned gift.


Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ planned giving program, the 1766 Society, recognizes individual members or families who invest in the future of Old Salem and MESDA and its educational opportunities with a commitment of extraordinary giving and financial resources.


Members of the 1766 Society have made significant investments in our educational and research opportunities. They understand the need to create a plan for their financial assets while ensuring their personal objectives and interests are met. The legacies of our 1766 Society members will ensure our continued work to preserve the collections and stories of the early South for future generations.


For more information on planned giving, ways to give, or types of asset gifts, please contact Senior Director of Development, Michelle Cook, at 336-721-7331 or [email protected].