Your Gift Can Last Forever
An endowment gift to the National Space Society today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.
Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at NSS. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.
You can make an outright gift to our Endowment Fund or make a gift through your will or living trust.
A gift in your will or living trust to the NSS Endowment Fund: The Society's main endowment fund, the NSS Endowment Fund is designed to generate funds for the operating expenses of the organization in perpetuity. Gifts received by the NSS will be placed in the NSS Endowment Fund if the gift is more than $1,000, and the gift is not “donor restricted”.
A gift in your will or living trust to a Supplementary Endowment Fund: This involves the creation of a new endowment fund, one which supports a specific project such as an on-going lecture series, an annual contest prize, a research fellowship or other educational endeavors. The specific project must be approved by the NSS Board of Directors, so please contact NSS national headquarters for assistance. In addition, NSS guidelines provide that a supplementary endowment fund for a specific project may be established only with donated assets of $10,000 or more; in order for the new endowment fund to be a “named” endowment (one that honors a specific individual), the initiating donation must be $50,000 or more.
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An Example of How It Works
Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure NSS continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.
Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to NSS, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.
- Contact Todd Kapp at (202) 429-1600 or email@example.com to discuss endowed gifts.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include NSS in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: National Space Society
Address: 1875 I (Eye) Street NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006
Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7417411