Giving Through Your Will

It is possible to make the Mercatus Center a beneficiary of your estate through your will.  If you are making a new will, you can simply include Mercatus among the beneficiaries of your estate.  If you already have a will, you can add Mercatus as a beneficiary of your estate through a codicil.

When making Mercatus a beneficiary of your will, you have several options.  You could specify a specific amount of your estate to be given to Mercatus, a percentage of your estate, a residual or "what's left" of your estate after providing for your loved ones, or a particular asset that you believe will be useful to us.  If your estate is subject to estate taxes, a bequest to Mercatus in your will can be deducted from your estate and can result in significant tax savings.

If you choose to make this gift, it is important to name the beneficiary as the Mercatus Center and to include our address: 3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor, Arlington, VA 22201.

Sample Bequest Language: 

I give, devise, and bequest to the Mercatus Center, #54-1436224 tax identification number; 3434 Washington Blvd., 4th floor; Arlington, Virginia 22201 (insert amount, percentage, nature of gift or remainder of estate) to be used at the discretion of the Directors of the Mercatus Center(or designated purpose).