Help the Jonathan Art Foundation continue its longstanding tradition of celebrating art—consider a legacy gift through your estate plan. Planned giving can be as simple as including a bequest provision in your will or naming JAF as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.
Your gift, no matter the size, will help ensure that members and the public will enjoy the art collections that you value today. All those who have established a planned gift are recognized with membership in JAF’s Partner’s Circle. Partner's Circle members receive special benefits and recognition. We invite you to join others in the Partner’s Circle by remembering JAF as you plan for the future. If you have made a provision for JAF already, we encourage you to let us know.
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The Jane Lauman Trust:
A Notable Illustration of a Planned Gift
Jane Lauman’s 65-year career working at the Jonathan Club began at age 21 by assisting at the cigar stand in the Club lobby during the holiday season. Jane was frugal and lived modestly. She invested a portion of her salary each month in good quality securities. When she considered leaving a legacy to the Club, she sought the advice of Jonathan Club historian Bob Johnson. Her legal and investment advisors helped her prepare an estate plan (The Jane Lauman Trust) to support, on her passing, both the Club’s heritage and its then modest collection of California art.
The Jane Lauman Trust made a substantial disbursement to the Jonathan Art Foundation, as it employed its enthusiasm and expertise to survey the breadth and quality of all the existing artwork in the collections, identify artists who would enhance the core collection, strengthen its reputation in the art world, and emerge into the upper tier of collectors. Perhaps most importantly, the Jonathan Art Foundation began more effectively to pursue a focused, long term acquisition program, confident that the resources to do so would be available through Jane’s generosity.
Jane’s compassion and foresight resulted in some of the finest works in the JAF collection: the Guy Rose, Laguna Rocks; Hanson Puthuff, Winter's Gold; the Saratoga paintings by Theodore Wores; Jean Mannheim, Arch Beach, Laguna; the John Frost two-sided painting, Tahquitz Canyon; and April Morning, Santa Monica Canyon by Marion Wachtel. The Jonathan Art Foundation honors the legacy provided by this great lady.
"Arch Beach, Laguna" Jonathan Art Foundation collection, acquired with major funding from the Jane Lauman Trust and Richard Reitzell
"Laguna Rocks, Low Tide" Jonathan Art Foundation collection, acquired with major funding by the Jane Lauman Trust