Planned Giving

A planned gift to the Institute for Humane Studies will allow you to provide for the long-term economic security of the people and causes you hold dear, as well as meet your current and future financial goals. 

Whether you would like to take advantage of reductions in estate, income, or capital gains taxes, or to benefit from an increased income stream, there is a planned gift that suits every purpose. Please click the planned giving opportunities below for more information on each:

Charitable Gift Annuities
Stable lifetime payments with tax benefits

Giving Through Your Will
Give to IHS without affecting cash flow during your lifetime

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
Make a significant gift and receive fixed income payments each year

Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Make a gift and create a flexible source of retirement income

Charitable Lead Trust
Discover the innovative way to pass appreciating assets to family members while helping Mercatus

To begin the process of making a planned gift to IHS or to find out more about the planned giving opportunities described below, please contact Beth Crane at or 703-993-8746.

Thank you for your support of the Institute for Humane Studies

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