Cincinnati has had a long and distinguished history of arts patronage that includes the innovative and thought-provoking Contemporary Arts Center (CAC).
The CAC was founded in 1939 by three young, forward-thinking women with little to no formal museum experience. Growing into a 400-member organization, the Modern Art Society was moved into a dedicated space and renamed the Contemporary Arts Center in 1954.
“The CAC is a community organization which seeks to explore the complete horizon of contemporary art expression in all significant fields of creative activity.” —Mr. Alton T. Schoener, Curator, CAC, 1955
“The CAC is valued by the curious as a navigator of contemporary culture that stimulates and inspires.” —Vision Statement, Board of Trustees, 2015
Honoring our past, today we have created a new legacy society for forward-thinking individuals bearing the original name of our organization, The Modern Art Society. The CAC would like to publicly recognize and thank these generous people who have included the center in their estate or financial plans. These individuals, as did our founders, understand the importance of leaving a legacy to benefit the future of contemporary art in our community.
Remembering the Future
When you join The Modern Art Society, you are expressing your long-term commitment to the CAC. As a member, your willingness to be listed publicly encourages others to follow your example. Your legacy will inspire tomorrow’s visionaries.
“I am pleased to continue my long-time support of the CAC by making a substantial bequest to the new Planned Giving program.” —Alice Weston, First Member of the Modern Art Society, Lifetime Trustee, 2015
Gifts may be made through a will, trust, insurance policy, or retirement plan. You should consult with a financial advisor or estate planner to create a planned gift that meets your individual needs.
“Seventy-six years young and the CAC is still presenting the latest (and vocationally the most outrageous) art created. What’s best about this is trying to guess what we’ll see next at this unique American treasure. “ —Richard Rosenthal, Lifetime Trustee,
For those who wish to become a member of our Modern Art Society please contact David Cave, Chief of Advancement at 513-345-8411 or via email.
Beneficial Features of a Planned Gift
- Federal income tax deduction
- Elimination of capital gains tax if the asset is in the form of securities
- Guaranteed income for life
- Strategies for preserving the value of assets you pass on to your loved ones
Members of the Modern Art Society Recieve
- Invitations to an annual luncheon held in honor of Modern Art Society members
- Invitations to special exhibition tours
- Modern Art Society pin
- Prominent donor recognition at the CAC
The Contemporary Arts Center’s tax identification number is 31-0590095.
Questions? Contact Jay Kalagayan via email or at 513-345-8423