AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVII , No. 2, Fall 2005


Careful Planned Giving Helps All

Opportunities abound at the Center to make a lasting impact on the history of science while planning your estate. Your financial assistance can have a large effect on our future programs, and the Center may have a way to help you meet your financial goals as well. The Center, through the American Institute of Physics, is able to offer attractive planned giving strategies that may make sense for you to consider now. For example, you may be able to use your appreciated securities to fund a planned gift that will help the Center, and in turn receive capital-gain tax savings and reduce your estate tax liability. Possible advantages of planned giving to you and your family include:

  • endowing and naming a program of great importance to you
  • reducing or eliminating capital gains costs and/or estate tax liability
  • achieving a significant tax reduction
  • gaining recognition for an important contribution to preserve and make known the history of physics

Of course, the greater good will be achieved by your gift which will secure a long-term preservation program or establish a much needed outreach program at the Center to help us in our task of setting the record straight.

Your gift will be recognized in several ways. The Legacy Circle recognizes and honors those Friends who have thoughtfully provided for the Center's future. Your name will be inscribed on a plaque, and annually your name will be listed in our newsletter. Naming opportunities also exist for significant gifts. By including the Center in your estate plans, you are ensuring that we will be able to continue to build upon the strength of our programs for many decades to come.

For additional information about the Center's Legacy Circle, and how a planned gift can help you and your family's financial and estate plans, please e-mail the Center at or call 301-209-3006. Thank you for your interest in supporting us through our Legacy Circle. All inquiries are confidential and without obligation.

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