Blended giving—investments in MIM’s present and future

Jim and Kathy Henderson have moved many times throughout their lives, but one thing remains constant wherever they are—their philanthropic contributions to local museums and education. Today, the Hendersons are part of MIM’s Producer’s Circle, supporting the MIM Music Theater, and help provide A World of Musical Journeys field trips to MIM for underserved students. In looking ahead, as part of MIM’s Legacy Circle, they have also established a planned gift that will continue their annual support well into the future.

“We’ve lived in Minneapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, and New York, where museums have been around for over one hundred years and have large endowments,” says Jim. “It’s interesting to see a museum like MIM that’s still fairly young go from startup to something that’s sustainable. It’s important to us to give MIM meaningful dollars in a way that will secure its legacy moving forward. It is nice to know that our annual Circle of Friends support will be funded permanently for the museum.”

MIM’s Legacy Circle honors those who have included future gifts to MIM in their wills, trusts, retirement plans, or life insurance policies. Planned gifts make an impactful investment in MIM’s mission, ensuring the museum and its programs remain vital resources for generations to come.

The Hendersons feel that MIM offers something for everyone to enjoy. They appreciate that guests can visit multiple times a year and still see something new, whether it’s the museum’s dynamic galleries or diverse concerts in the MIM Music Theater.

“It’s been a fun process to see MIM grow and our philanthropic vision grow with it,” says Kathy.

To learn about creating a giving plan at MIM that reflects your life’s values, contact the Institutional Advancement Department at 480.478.6062 or