National Center for Policy Analysis
Bequest Opportunities

If you plan to make a charitable gift by will, please think it through carefully. Then, meet with your attorney to discuss and update your will. Tell him or her exactly what you want to do. Be as clear as possible in describing what you want given to whom.

Let Us Know
We hope you'll tell us when you have named the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in your will. We would very much like the opportunity to thank you for your generosity.  We do recognize as those who have given over $1,000,000 (a combination of previous giving and specified amounts in wills) as members of the Antony and Dorian Fisher Society.  The society honors the founders of think tank work around the world.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. But at the same time, recognition of your gift can encourage others to do the same. Whatever the case, we will honor your wishes, because we appreciate your support immensely.

Bequest Options
You might discuss them with your attorney as you prepare to update your will. A general bequest is the most frequent method of giving.

The following items are special considerations when you plan a charitable bequest to help support our mission.

Unrestricted bequest:  This is a gift for our general purposes, to be used at the discretion of our governing board. A gift like this—without conditions attached—is frequently the most useful, as it allows us to determine the wisest and most pressing need for the funds at the time of receipt.

Restricted bequest: This type of gift allows you to specify how the funds are to be used. Perhaps you have a special purpose or project in mind. If so, it's best to consult us when you make your will to be certain your intent can be carried out.

Honorary or memorial bequest:  This is a gift given "in honor of" or "in memory of" someone. We are pleased to honor your request and have many ways to grant appropriate recognition.

Endowed bequest: This bequest allows you to restrict the principal of your gift, requiring us to hold the funds permanently and use only the investment income they generate. Creating an endowment in this manner means that your gift can continue giving indefinitely.

If you have questions about this program, please feel free to contact us.  We’ll be happy to work with you to help you in your planning.