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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. ​

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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 Kaylie Rowland at 330-466-6845, 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 Kaylie Rowland at 330-466-6845 or for additional information on beneficiary designations or to discuss the different options for including CIP in your estate plan.​

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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 Kaylie Rowland at 330-466-6845, or


Want to make a recurring or one-time donation now?​

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Robert Lane

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. Bob and Helen were long-time CIP donors, dating back to 1991, and his life's work reflected his commitment to CIP's values of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability. As a Harvard undergraduate in the late 1930s, Bob led a grassroots movement to bring student refugees from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to study in the U.S., first at Harvard and then at universities across the country. Hundreds of students from central Europe benefited from his leadership of the Intercollegiate Conference to Aid Student Refugees, and this commitment to protecting refugees as a key part of U.S. foreign policy is something CIP continues to uphold today.    
Bob also served as President of the Harvard Student Union, organizing the first union for waiters and busboys in the dining halls, and would do more labor organizing after college. He was a World War II veteran, and after earning his PhD. at Harvard, he joined the Political Science department at Yale, ultimately teaching there for almost 50 years. Bob was a pioneer in the field of behavioral politics, examining ideology, markets, materialism, and happiness, as he sought to bring the methodology and insight of psychology to the field of political science. He authored numerous books and articles over his career, and after retiring, took up environmental causes. With a group of residents at his retirement community, he founded Gray Is Green, a nationwide organization to bring together people 65 and older around environmental conservation. Because of Bob's legacy gift, CIP will be able to continue carrying out the work-- from protecting refugees to preventing deforestation and climate change-- that he devoted his life to.

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