Together we can touch lives.

Join us as we support exceptional graduate students and faculty shaping higher education and society.

For 75 years, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars has prepared new generations of American citizenry by opening doors to higher education; supporting visionary thinkers, scholars, and teachers; and creating a thoughtful space for innovation. Your gift will make an important impact on these leaders’ groundbreaking research, teaching, and public service for years to come. Consider the amazing things we can accomplish.

The SECURE 2.0 Act included an inflation-adjustment provision for gifts from an IRA starting this year. The limit on traditional qualified charitable distributions is now $105,000 (after many years at $100,000) and the new qualified charitable distribution limit is now $53,000 (up from $50,000).

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To Claim a Deduction, Keep Track of Donations

Tax Day is behind us! What better time to start planning for next year’s taxes? Charitable gifts help others, but they also have important benefits for you. Many gift options offer the opportunity to claim a charitable income tax deduction. To do so, you’ll need the proper gift substantiation to satisfy IRS requirements.

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We appreciate your unique connection to Citizens & Scholars—and so do the talented people who receive our fellowships.

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Leave an Enduring Legacy

The Fellows Legacy Society: Honoring the Transformative Power of Planned Giving

You hold the key to shaping a brighter future by creating opportunities for talented individuals to flourish. By including Citizens & Scholars in your estate plan, you advance our mission, create a meaningful legacy, and qualify to join other supporters as part of the Fellows Legacy Society.

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