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Planned Giving

Cato’s Sponsors make possible the Institute’s strong defense of liberty, and a growing group of Sponsors have chosen to be more involved with Cato by creating planned gifts that meet their philanthropic and financial priorities.

Legacy Society Sponsors have created planned gifts—from simple charitable gift annuities, bequests, and beneficiary designations for retirement assets, to complex trusts and endowed chairs—that are now more important than ever for growing Cato’s ability to pursue its mission for more free and prosperous societies. Please inform Cato if you’ve created a planned gift to the Institute so we can welcome you into our Legacy Society. This community of Sponsors receives the same benefits as individuals contributing at least $5,000 annually, which include special event invitations and complimentary access to Cato books, research, and commentary like our monthly audio magazine. And as a Legacy Society Sponsor you will enjoy the ultimate benefit of denying the government even more of your hard‐​earned money with a smart planned gift for a cause that matters to you.


The Cato Legacy Society

Members of the Society are Sponsors who have indicated that Cato is included in their estate plans.

Planned Giving Articles

Browse topics such as tax law changes, the growth of the Cato Institute and popular methods of making planned gifts.


Partners for Your Legacy

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