Planned Giving

What are planned gifts?

Planned Gifts are gifts established now, but funded in the future, like a bequest through a will or a beneficiary designation on a retirement account.

Ruth C. Putter
Feminist, photographer, social justice activist, and founding donor of ArtRage, the Norton Putter Gallery

Join the Ruth Putter Legacy Circle

Ruth Putter, feminist activist, photographer, and Founding Donor, provided the financial support to get ArtRage off the ground, and provided additional annual organizational support, more than a decade ago. By becoming a member of the Ruth Putter Legacy Circle, you join a special group of donors like yourself who have long-range vision. Please consider joining the group of legacy givers at the CORA Foundation and ArtRage Gallery in their long-term financial and estate plans. By making a planned gift, you will become a member of the Ruth Putter Legacy Circle and inspire others to make a meaningful and lasting gift.

Ron VanNorstrand and why he chose Planned Giving
“ArtRage is the very embodiment of our dream for and pursuit of Peace and Justice at Home and Abroad. As we struggle to survive and support each other amidst rampant consumerism and the corporatization of our society and culture, ArtRage shines as a beacon of hope and communal energy. I am honored and privileged to include ArtRage as a beneficiary in my will in appreciation of the warmth and sustaining artistic expression it has provided me and to ensure it continues to provide to our community.”

For sample language in your will, please contact us at or 315-218-5711 or consult with your lawyer.

Retirement plans are often the most attractive planned giving option for donors because you can easily make a gift simply by filling out a beneficiary form designating the CORA Foundation as your beneficiary or a partial beneficiary.  Loved ones, as beneficiaries, may have to pay income taxes on the proceeds from your retirement plan. As a public charity, the CORA Foundation will not. For changing your beneficiary in your retirement account, please contact us at or 315-218-5711, contact your plan administrator, or consult with your financial or legal advisor.

ArtRage Gallery is a project of the CORA Foundation, a tax-exempt not for profit organization. Tax ID: 16-1263983


Diana F. Cramer
Terry Eckert
Julia Ganson
Karen Kotlar
Walter Putter
Ellen Schwartz
Ron VanNorstrand
Rose Viviano
Susan Wadley