In thanks for their long-term committment, James Sachs Plaut Society members are invited to ICA exhibition openings, the annual Legacy luncheon, and listed in the annual report.*

The James Sachs Plaut Society is chaired by Paul Buttenwieser. There are no additional costs or dues associated with membership in this Society.

* Annual report listing is subject to approval.

Three ways to join the James Sachs Plaut Society:

Legacy giving

Legacy gifts, such as a bequest or charitable gift annuity, are an opportunity to consider charitable giving over time and provide a reliable source of funding for the ICA, so your impact is felt for generations to come.

A bequest made under one’s will is often the simplest way to make meaningful gift to the ICA. You may write a new will or simply add a codicil to your existing will. Bequests come in any form—cash, securities, and other personal property, including workings of art—and your charitable bequest is 100% tax deductible for estate tax purposes.

If you are interested in learning more about planned giving or if you have already included the ICA in your estate plans, please contact the Development Office at 617-478-3198 or

The ICA recommends that you discuss your gift plans with your legal and financial advisors. Members of the ICA Staff are happy to work with you and your advisors to ensure that your gift achieves your goals and meets the ICA’s needs.

Gifts of Art

A gift of art is one of the most powerful ways to build the ICA Collection and is an important resource for contemporary culture in Boston. Established in 2006, the ICA Collection represents diverse artistic backgrounds and perspectives and showcases some of the most influential and exciting artists working today.

Gifts of art often come from dedicated collectors who want to ensure that the art of our time is available to a wide audience. By donating an artwork during your lifetime or by bequest, you are creating a lasting legacy.  Donors are generally entitled to claim an income-tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property (up to 30% of AGI with a five-year carryover).

For more information about making a gift of art, please contact the Development Office at 617-478-3198 or

Sustaining Annual Support

The ICA relies on the annual support of dedicated long-term members as a reliable source of funding. The incredible impact of this commitment is evidenced by the exhibitions on view, performances staged, and in the ICA’s robust educational programs for youth, families, and adults.

Let us thank you!

Consider sharing the exciting news of your long-term committment — planned gift, gift of art, or sustained membership — with the ICA so that we might recognize you in the James Sachs Plaut Society! Please contact the Development Office at 617-478-3198 or