Planned Giving

Planned Giving

ICWA Legacy Circle member, alumnus and former executive director Peter Bird Martin (South Africa, 1953-55) shaking hands with Stevie Wonder

Contribute to ICWA’s next 100 years by planning for a special gift, such as a bequest in your will or trust. There are many creative and flexible giving options that can benefit you and ICWA.

Bequests | Retirement Assets, Life Insurance, and Real Estate | Endowed or Named Fellowships


Bequests

When you have fulfilled your obligations to family and friends, please consider a bequest (a gift through your will) to ICWA. Donors who have remembered ICWA in their wills have benefited fellows and the future of American public debate.

You may arrange for ICWA to receive:

  • a specific dollar amount
  • specified assets, such as securities, real estate or tangible personal property
  • all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all other obligations

You may make a bequest to ICWA by preparing a new will or adding a codicil to your present will. An outright bequest to ICWA is fully tax-deductible for estate-tax purposes.

For more information on how these gifts might work for you, please call Gregory Feifer, Executive Director, at 202-364-4068 or email icwa@icwa.org.


Retirement Assets, Life Insurance, and Real Estate – Beneficiary Designations

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides using:

Retirement account assets, if left to anyone other than a spouse, may be subject to very high taxation. However, by designating ICWA as recipient of any benefit remaining in your retirement plan, you may effectively reduce the taxes on those assets.

You may also take advantage of a simple way to benefit ICWA and receive tax benefits in return. You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to any qualified charity, such as ICWA, without having to pay income taxes on the money. This is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover and is a special opportunity for those 70 ½ years or older.

For more information on how these gifts might work for you, please call Gregory Feifer, Executive Director, at 202-364-4068 or email icwa@icwa.org.

You may wish to make ICWA a beneficiary of the policy or make an outright gift of an existing policy. For more information on how this gift might work for you, please call Gregory Feifer, Executive Director, at 202-364-4068 or email icwa@icwa.org.

When you have fulfilled your obligations to your family and friends, please consider the gift of your home or other property as a unique and meaningful way to support ICWA. For more information on how this gift might work for you, please call Gregory Feifer, Executive Director, at 202-364-4068 or email us at icwa@icwa.org.

It is very simple to name ICWA as a beneficiary. Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider’s website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift.


Endowed or Named Fellowships

Naming an ICWA fellowship is a unique way to guarantee your own legacy alongside ICWA’s. You will have the advantage of having a say in what type of fellowship your gift will benefit. From region to topic to individual, there are many ways you can contribute to creating a dedicated ICWA fellowship. Endowing a fellowship provides many benefits, including tax benefits.

For more information on how this gift might work for you, please call Gregory Feifer, Executive Director, at 202-364-4068 or email icwa@icwa.org.


ICWA Legacy Circle 

Join the ICWA Legacy Circle by notifying us about your planned gift. Please call Gregory Feifer, Executive Director, at 202-364-4068 or email icwa@icwa.org for more information.

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