Securing the blessings of liberty for the next generation

For those busy raising families or who have not yet entered into their retirement years, a will or living trust may be more focused on family contingency plans than charitable interests. However, it’s never too early to affirm your most deeply held beliefs through a charitable provision, however modest.

The old adage “actions speak louder than words” holds true for estate planning. As conservatives, we believe in limiting the role of government and keeping power in the hands of citizens. With the barrage of socialist messaging being aimed at the next generation, we want our children to see this in action. Let your Last Will and Testament be exactly that—a testament to the principles you hold dear, and an example for those you love.

Future generations will benefit from your legacy by:

  • Helping promote the wisdom of our founding principles and why it is critical to a free and prosperous society.
  • Exposing the dangers of “cancel culture” and critical race theory, reversing the assault on free speech, and upholding individual freedom in our courts, our schools, and our communities.
  • Defending parental rights and providing a much needed voice of reason on matters of religious freedom, identity politics, and rule of law.
  • Allowing Heritage to continue more than four decades of leadership in education reform and school choice initiatives that keep power in the hands of parents and provides alternatives to the radical policies and curriculums taking hold of our schools.

You may make a bequest to The Heritage Foundation by including the following language in your will:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 (here insert specific dollar amount; percentage of estate; percentage of the residual of your estate; or describe property) to be used for its educational purposes.”

You may also consider making Heritage the beneficiary of your IRA, insurance policy, commercial annuity, or other account which allows you to name a beneficiary upon death. All that’s typically required is your signature on a change of beneficiary form. The Heritage Foundation’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 23-7327730.

For more detailed information on how to get started on creating your lasting legacy please fill out the form below:

If you have additional questions, or would like to speak with a Heritage Legacy Society team member please call us toll-free at (800) 409-2003, or email us at [email protected].

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