Planned Giving

The Amati Society was created by the Trustees of the National Music Museum to recognize and thank our friends and members who have included the NMM in their estate plans.

The three generations of the Amati family were chosen as the symbol of this group, not only because their superb instruments have delighted so many people over the years, but also because they represent the enduring quality that is the NMM. It was in the workshop of Andrea Amati in Cremona, Italy, in the 1560s, that the physical form of the modern violin family first took shape.

Today, of the two dozen Andrea Amati instruments known to survive, the NMM proudly exhibits the only quintet of his instruments to be found in any one location.

Membership in the Amati Society is available to those who name the National Music Museum in their estate plans in one or more of the following ways:

  • Including a bequest for the benefit of the NMM in your will or trust
  • Participating in ta life income arrangement or a charitable remainder trust
  • Creating a charitable lead trust for the benefit of the NMM
  • Naming the NMM as the beneficiary of a retirement plan or a life insurance policy

For more information about how you can become a member of the Amati Society, please write or call the Office of the Director of the NMM at the address below.

National Music Museum
The University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street