Planned Giving

Leaving a Legacy of a Safer World through Science

The Federation of American Scientists hopes to continue efforts to advance sound science in public policy for generations to come. We’d like your help in accomplishing this goal. You, like many others, may be reviewing your long-term estate and financial plan. Please remember that your will, life insurance policies, retirement accounts and other planned giving vehicles may offer exceptional opportunities for leaving the lasting legacy of a safer world through scientific reasoning.

It is easy to provide a bequest to the Federation of American Scientists.

You may leave the Federation of American Scientists a specific amount of cash or specific property. Sample wording, “I give the sum of $250,000 to the Federation of American Scientists,” or I give 10,000 shares of ABC Corporation to the Federation of American Scientists.

You may leave the Federation of American Scientists a fixed percentage of your estate. Sample wording, “I give 30 percent of the residue of my estate to the Federation of American Scientists.”

You may leave the Federation of American Scientists all or part of the residue of the estate after bequests to other beneficiaries have been made. Sample wording, “I give the residue of my real and personal estate to the Federation of American Scientists.”

Please also include FAS’s IRS identification number: 23-7185827 on your estate/will document.

Whichever methods you choose, if properly structured, your bequest will be fully deductible from your estate, thus decreasing any tax liabilities, as allowed by law. We at the Federation of American Scientists would be pleased to help you and your financial advisor choose a way to support the Federation of American Scientists’ important work that best fits your personal philanthropic goals.

For more information about the advantages of considering the Federation of American Scientists in your estate planning, please contact [email protected] with subject line “Estate Planning” or call 202-546-3300.