Leading the Way in Preserving Ohio History

The Eleanor C. Mabry Legacy Society leads the way in preserving the future of Ohio history through generous planned gifts.

The Mabry Society is comprised of donors who give through their will, trust, retirement account, life insurance policy or other type of planned gift. These gifts are critical sources of funding that help further the Ohio History Connection's mission: Spark discovery of Ohio's stories. Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future.


Create Your Legacy

Planned gifts come in all shapes and sizes. No matter how large or small, a planned gift of your estate is rewarding and simple to do. Here are a few examples of ways you can create a lasting legacy through your estate:

  • Make a gift through your will or trust.
  • Make a gift that generates income for you through a charitable remainder trust or a charitable lead trust.
  • Include Ohio History Connection as a full or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement plan assets or annuity.

Bequest Language

“I give (percentage or remainder of estate, specific amount, specific asset) to the Ohio Historical Society Foundation, a not-for profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation with federal tax ID number 31-1089327 at 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, to benefit (operations, program, project, site) at the Ohio History Connection.”


As soon as you signify your gift, you become a member of the Eleanor C. Mabry Legacy Society.



The Ohio History Connection recognizes members of the Mabry Society through:

  • Recognition on Ohio History Connection Donor Wall (if desired).
  • A lifetime subscription to Echoes Magazine, our outstanding history magazine.
  • Special invitations to tours and events, exclusively for our committed supporters.

Learn more about the Eleanor C. Mabry Legacy Society here.

If you have already made a provision for Ohio History Connection in your will or you would like more information about how to create a legacy through a planned gift, please contact us at 614.297.2322 or send us a message by visiting our Contact Us page and selecting "Donations" drop the drop down menu.