Help Ensure IJ’s Future With a Bequest

January 29, 2009

Help Ensure IJ’s Future With a Bequest

How can you make a gift to the Institute for Justice that costs you nothing in your lifetime?    Include IJ in your will or living trust.    Bequests are the easiest and most common way to include a charity in your long-term planning, and they are critically important to supporting groups like IJ for years to come.

How do you know if a bequest is a gift you may want to consider?

• You want to help ensure IJ’s future viability and strength.

• Long-term planning is more important to you than an immediate income-tax deduction. • You want the flexibility of a gift commitment that does not affect your current cash flow.

How do you make a bequest?

Including IJ in your plans can be as simple as adding a codicil to an existing will.  Review the following language with your attorney:

I give, devise, and bequeath to the Institute for Justice, tax identification number 52-1744337, 901 North Glebe Road, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22203, (insert total amount, percentage, or remainder of estate) to be used for general operations (or your designated purpose).

You can set aside a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate, or give IJ any assets left over after you have provided for your loved ones.

Please let us know if you have made arrangements to include IJ in your will or other long-term financial plans.  We would be glad for the opportunity to thank you for your generosity.  Furthermore, these types of gifts qualify you for membership in the Four Pillars Society, a special group of IJ supporters who are committed to restoring constitutional limits on the power of government.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Melanie Hildreth, the director of IJ’s Four Pillars Society, at (703) 682-9320 x. 222 or [email protected].

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