Planned Giving

Generosity comes in many forms, and it's often the best way for you to support important causes that matter the most to you in your life. When you give to the Center for International Policy, you help us make a difference.

Start here by learning the different gift options available to you. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support CIP. 


Leaving CIP in Your Will

You want to leave money to the Center for International Policy in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift: "I give to the Center for International Policy, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 2000 M Street NW, Suite 720, Washington, DC 20036, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose." This type of donation to CIP in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.


Contact Lauren Billet at 202-232-3317, Ext. 132 or for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including CIP in your will or estate plan.​


Beneficiary Designations

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their will. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using: 

  • IRAs and retirement plans

  • Life insurance policies

  • Commercial annuities


It only takes three simple steps to make this type of gift. Here's how to name the Center for International Policy as a beneficiary:

  1. Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.

  2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like CIP to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.

  3. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.

Contact Lauren Billet at 202-232-3317, Ext. 132 or for additional information on beneficiary designations or to discuss the different options for including CIP in your estate plan.​


Other Ways to Give

Other ways to give to CIP include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and gifts of real estate, among other options. For additional information on legacy planning or to discuss the different options, contact Lauren Billet at 202-232-3317, Ext. 132 or

Want to make a recurring or one-time donation now? Click the donate button! 


Donor Stories

Robert Lane

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Author, professor, and activist Robert Lane passed away at the end of 2017, at age 100. He had been living with his wife, Helen, in a retirement community in Hamden, Connecticut, while continuing to be active in causes he cared about. ...

Jan Spielman DeBeers and John DeBeers

Jan Spielman DeBeers, born in 1923, was a world traveler who served at the United States Information Service and married economist John DeBeers. Throughout her life she traveled around the world, meeting her first husband in Pakistan....

Vincent M. Gulisano

Vincent M. Gulisano, born in New Haven, Connecticut, on October 12, 1944, passed away at the age of 70 on January 9, 2015. After receiving his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, he joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching math and science in Nigeria....

Edith B. Wilkie Edwards

Edie Wilkie promoted world peace in both her personal and professional lives, working as an arms control activist and congressional staff member. From 1978 - 1995, she was the director of the bipartisan and influential Congressional Ar...

Sidney Hollander Jr.

Sidney Hollander was a pioneer in market and political research, and a leader in the civil rights movements. He worked with developer James W. Rouse in building Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, and he conducted election polls for newspaper...

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