All About Tile Heritage
Tile Heritage Foundation was launched in 1987 with a national outreach in the USA: Imagine anyone or any
institution being able to “forever-find” and utilize historic and contemporary information related to
American ceramic tile traditions where the knowledge has been freely shared, archived and preserved for
posterity in the public domain!
Be Part of the Legacy!
Tile Heritage Foundation (THF) is a national, nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1987 that
is dedicated to promoting awareness, appreciation and preservation of historic and contemporary ceramic
surfaces in the United States.
The Foundation serves the need for a historical perspective regarding all ceramic surfacing materials, both
past and present. In addition to aiding in the education of the public about the rich and varied history of
tile, the organization is a major voice in the preservation of existing installations of rare and unusual
ceramic surfaces while enhancing the visibility of contemporary tile work as well.
You can inspire the minds of future generations with a legacy gift to the Tile Heritage
Tile Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by
law. Some gifts can reduce estate taxes. Some gifts by-pass capital gain taxes.Your gift today is a lasting
investment in your community.
Advantages to these legacy gifts
The legacy gifts described in this guide let you manage your giving with flexibility and confidence.
You remain in control
of your assets for as long as you need them and can change your mind at any
time, for any reason. For example, if your
situation changes, you can adjust the amount of your gift
as well as your beneficiaries, usually at no cost. This ensures
you can protect your loved ones while
still providing perpetual support for the Tile Heritage Foundation. Whether you
designate a specific
amount or a percentage of your estate to the Tile Heritage Endowment, your legacy gift will help
ensure that everyone has access to the Tile Heritage Foundation Archives & Collections – now and
Note: Tile Heritage Planned Giving Legacy Endowment has a Component Fund Contract managed by
Community Foundation. https://foothillscommunityfoundation.org
YES! I would like to join the Tile Heritage Foundation Legacy of Friends!
I have committed a legacy gift to the Tile Heritage Endowment Fund in my estate or financial plans.
WHAT TYPE OF GIFT SHOULD I LEAVE?
Name Tile Heritage Foundation as a Beneficiary
• You decide how much to give — no gift is too small.
• You can provide for your loved ones first and
make a gift to Tile Heritage.
• You pay nothing now and retain control of your assets during your
• If your needs change, you can change your mind at any time.
• You can be recognized or
• You can leave a gift in honor or memory of someone who inspired your dedication to
tiles and tile history.
• You can ensure that your generosity is felt by future generations.
We’re Here to Help
Notifying us of your gift is the best way to ensure that we receive the gift you have planned for us. We
also want to say
thank you and honor your generosity.
To notify us of a legacy gift you
have planned, discuss the best gift option for you or simply request more information
planned giving program, please contact:
Sheila Menzies: email email@example.com
with the subject: “Legacy Gift or Planned Giving”.
HOW DO YOU BENEFIT
from pledging a legacy gift?
As a Legacy Friend
you can have a lasting impact on tile history preservation by leaving a gift to Tile Heritage
Foundation in your will, trust, or beneficiary designation. Your generosity will help protect the
archives and collections
of American Tile History.
A gift provides financial strength to
current operations and future development and will have an impact on preserving
American Tile History
for posterity and a legacy for future generations.