Why include IPS in your will?

In 1963, the Institute’s founders had no idea that IPS would progress from organizing against the Vietnam War and supporting the Civil Rights movement to being at the forefront of the feminist movement and the development of a new economic order that promotes just, sustainable trade and investment policies. For more than half a century, IPS has played the key role of providing public scholarship to cutting-edge social movements in the U.S. and the world.

We can’t predict what new issues will emerge in the next half century and beyond, but we do know that IPS will be needed to provide the intellectual groundwork to support movement-building groups, and to speak with an unwavering independent voice — unaligned with any political party — and steadfast in our progressive values.

That’s why we’ve partnered with FreeWill, a secure, online estate planning resource that empowers you to protect your future – whatever it may bring – while advocating for our progressive movement for positive social change.

With this simple, self-guided tool, you can make or update your will in as little as 20 minutes and include an optional legacy donation to ensure IPS’ critical work continues today, tomorrow, and forever.

Looking towards the future, IPS is intentionally mentoring a new generation of public scholars, with an emphasis on people from low-income backgrounds and from communities of color. They will be the next generation to build on the Institute’s legacy of inspiring progressive ideas and actions to serve people and the planet.

You can support these new generations of IPS scholars by remembering IPS in your estate plan and joining the Institute’s Next Generation Legacy Society.

How you benefit

As a Society member, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your estate gift will help IPS support the movement for social change.

Choosing to give a gift through your will or living trust costs you nothing during your lifetime and some gifts even pay you income, such as Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts.

In most cases, you can change your beneficiaries at any time — you are not obligated by a decision you make today. You can take care of your family and other loved ones AND provide for the future of IPS. A small percentage of your estate can make a big difference.

If you have any questions, please contact Aviah Krupnick at aviah@ips-dc.org.

Next Generation Legacy Society

Ann Barnet
Anonymous (2)
Bernice Bild*
Elsbeth Bothe*
Julie Buckles
John Cavanagh
Jodie Evans
Shirley Fingerhood*
David Hart
T.S. Holman*
Fran and David Korten
Andrew Levine
Nancy Lewis
Kathleen A. Maloy, JD PhD
Seymour Melman*
Caroline Ramsay-Merriam
Marcus Raskin
Jan Reiner*
Herbert and Evelyn Robb
Luisa Saffioti
Margaret Spanel*
Marvin Stender and Drucilla Ramey

*Denotes members who are deceased, but live on in our memories and the work we are able to accomplish.

Please note: This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how a gift would work in your circumstances. Laws and regulations governing all gifts and availability of certain life income gifts vary by state.

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is a tax-exempt 501c3 organization. Contributions to IPS are tax-deductible to fullest extent of the
law. Our employer identification number is 52-0788947. Donor recognition is based on the fiscal year January 1 – December 31.
Questions? Email donate@ips-dc.org or call (202) 787-5201.