Members of The Danielle Rice Legacy Circle support the mission and protect the legacy of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. (“Eastern State”) by making a gift in their will. By designating a future gift to Eastern State, you help ensure our shared vision – preserving and interpreting this landmark, engaging visitors, and deepening the national conversation about criminal justice – is passed on to future generations.
You are eligible for membership in The Danielle Rice Legacy Circle simply by informing us you have included Eastern State in your estate planning. To do so, please contact Joel Kelly, Director of Major Gifts at [email protected] or (215) 236-5111 x218.
Members will be recognized onsite and online and will receive periodic special updates and invitations. Supporting Eastern State in your will demonstrates your commitment to the future this historic site in a way that doesn't affect your current asset balance or cash flow. It offers simplicity (amend an already existing will), flexibility (change your gift if you wish to do so), and control (retain control of your assets should you need them in the future.)
Members of The Danielle Rice Legacy Circle
We gratefully acknowledge the members of The Danielle Rice Legacy Circle for their commitment to the future of Eastern State.
About Danielle Rice
The Danielle Rice Legacy Circle honors the memory of a great friend of Eastern State who served as Chair of our Board of Directors from 2014 to 2019.
Member Profile: Ann and David Brownlee
From the earliest efforts to save the penitentiary from developers to employing the historic site as a university classroom, Ann and David Brownlee are unique witnesses to the modern evolution of Eastern State. Ann and David made a very special commitment to the future by becoming members of The Danielle Rice Legacy Circle.
Use this sample bequest language to facilitate a discussion with your legal, tax, and financial advisors about adding Eastern State to your will.
Questions? Ready to Join?
Please contact Joel Kelly, Director of Major Gifts at [email protected] or (215) 236-5111 x218.