As we reflect on the 20-year history of the Institute for Justice, certain achievements and events have laid a strong foundation for IJ’s future success. One of the most exciting was the $5-million challenge grant issued by Robert Wilson in 2008. With the generosity of many other IJ supporters, we met that challenge.
Bob was so pleased with the enthusiasm of our donors and what we accomplished with that first grant that he has issued a new challenge grant of $10 million. As before, Bob will provide $1 for every $2 of new or increased support of $5,000 or more. For details, please contact IJ’s Vice President for Development Beth Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through this new challenge, IJ will continue to grow into a national force for liberty, securing constitutional limits on government power at a time when that has never been more important. IJ has developed the seasoned management and professional staff that, along with our time-tested strategy, ensure we are well-equipped to make the most of such generosity.
We intend for the Institute for Justice to become a household name so that when core American values of property rights, economic liberty, school choice and free speech are under assault and someone asks, “Who can we call?” there is one obvious answer: “The Institute for Justice!”
Chip Mellor is IJ’s president and general counsel.