The 1883 Society

A community of forward-thinking individuals who provide a legacy of support and dependable funding for the Geneva Historical Society.

Since 1883 the Geneva Historical Society has been telling Geneva’s stories.  The 1883 Society recognizes and honors those friends and members of the Historical Society who have made a commitment to ensure Geneva’s stories are shared with audiences for generations to come by including the Historical Society in their estate plans.

There are no dues or fees associated with membership in the 1883 Society.  By simply including the Historical Society in your estate plans, regardless of amount, you automatically become a member.  As a member, you will receive

  • Recognition in the Historical Society’s Annual Report, newsletters, and website.
  • Invitation to an annual social gathering just for members of the 1883 Society.
  • Personal satisfaction in ensuring  that Geneva’s stories are shared with audiences for years to come.
  • A lasting legacy for you and your family.

Different gifts may benefit you in different ways.  Find the perfect plan that meets your financial needs and fulfills your charitable interests.

  • Make a gift to the Historical Society in your will.
  • Transfer a gift from an IRA as part of a charitable rollover.
  • Name the Historical Society as a beneficiary in a charitable reminder trust.
  • Designate the Historical Society as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy or other accounts.
  • Give a gift of securities (stocks, bonds, CDs, etc.)

Interested in becoming a member of the 1883 Society?

  1. Contact your legal or financial advisor about making a provision in your estate plans for the Historical Society.
  2. Notify the Historical Society of your intent to make a planned gift to the organization.  We will then be in touch to welcome you as a member of our 1883 Society and discuss your wishes for the gift.
  3. To include the Historical Society in your plans, use the following information

Legal Name – Geneva Historical Society

Address – 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456

Federal Tax ID Number – 16-0800368

For more information about the 1883 Society contact Kerry Lippincott at 315-789-5151 or

This information is designed to give you general information about various ways of giving to the Geneva Historical Society, including some of the potential financial benefits. It is not intended to provide specific advice about the legal or tax implications of charitable giving. Before making a gift to the  Historical Society, you should consult with your accountant, lawyer, or financial advisor for a thorough analysis of your individual situation and the tax consequences and to decide which of these ways of giving might work best for you.