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Leave a Lasting Legacy


Glenwood is honored to memorialize the lives and legacies of many Houstonians and people across the world. Including the Glenwood Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation in your will or estate plan is a simple way to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of the Foundation, enabling us to steward and preserve the museum of beauty that is Glenwood for generations to come.


To leave a gift in your will, simply share this sentence with your attorney or financial planner:

“I bequeath $______ [or ____% of my estate] [or description of securities or other property] to the Glenwood Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation, 2525 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007. This gift is unrestricted [or a specific designation].”

Types of Bequests

Cash Bequest

Glenwood receives a specific dollar amount from your estate.

Residuary Bequest

Glenwood receives all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after the payment of any specific bequests and expenses.

Retirement Plan

Glenwood is designated as a beneficiary of the remainder of your IRA or qualified pension.

Life Insurance

Glenwood is designated as a beneficiary or owner of your life insurance policy.

Benefits of Bequests

  • Does not diminish your current income
  • Free from federal estate taxes (if left to an individual, a significant amount may be subject to federal estate taxes)
  • May be altered at any time.
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Contact Us

Please contact Carmen H. Alliston, Executive Director, for additional information on planned giving alternatives.