Gift Planning

Photo by PD Rearick

Photo by PD Rearick

Cranbrook offers a variety of opportunities to make charitable gifts that provide potential economic benefits and tax advantages to donors or their families and critical philanthropic support for the Academy of Art, its students, Artists-in-Residence, and programs.

Gift planning offers useful tools for individuals in a wide range of financial circumstances. Donors may make a gift as part of an estate plan through a bequest in a will or living trust. Many planned giving options also provide donors with income throughout their lifetime before transferring the full gift to Cranbrook.

If you would like to explore how gift planning opportunities can benefit you and your family and Cranbrook Academy of Art, please contact Susan Learman, Attorney-at-Law, in our Development Office.

Call Marsha Gilman at 248-645-3167 or email her at You can also send your inquiry to:

Marsha Gilman
Cranbrook Development Office
P.O. Box 801, 39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801