Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the quote, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” That may be right, but a little planning around the first certainty might lessen the burden of the second on your loved ones. Planned gifts are a great way to make a donation to the Institute for Justice and pass assets to your family and friends while reducing estate, capital gains and income taxes. And you are able to leave a legacy of liberty to the Institute for Justice, as the gift will help fund our quest for justice.
A bequest in your will or living trust is the easiest and most common planned gift. The Institute for Justice would be happy to assist you and your estate planning advisors. If you are planning to make a bequest to IJ, the following language may be helpful to you and your legal advisor:
I give, devise, and bequeath to the Institute for Justice, tax identification number 52-1744337, 901 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 900 Arlington, Virginia 22203, (insert total amount, percentage, or remainder of estate) to be used for general operations (or your designated purpose).
Please let us know if you have already made arrangements to include IJ in your estate plans. Doing so allows us the opportunity to express our appreciation for your support through membership in our Four Pillars Society, which recognizes friends and supporters who have made a commitment to defending and preserving liberty through their estate plans. Despite Franklin’s belief, we at IJ know of a third certainty—that we will continue to be on the forefront in the fight for freedom because of your dedication and generosity.