A Note on Legacy Giving From EAI Legacy Chairman, Jack McMullen
Dear friend of Liberty,
One of the most profound insights Ronald Reagan left us is this one: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same….” Passing on to the next generation the values, freedoms and institutions that have made the United States the most exceptional experiment in human history is the greatest gift we can give.
One of the best ways to leave this kind of legacy is this through charitable bequests in your estate plan. What you put in your estate plan gives you the opportunity to transfer the values that are important to you. Some have described it as “one last opportunity to change the world.”
You have been a stalwart member of the Ethan Allen Institute throughout our twenty-one year history. Through your support EAI has been able to build up a loyal community, ready willing and able to fight for limited, Constitutional government and the freedom and liberty it fosters here in Vermont. We need this community to continue to grow and thrive for years to come. To that end, I am writing to encourage you to join me in including the Ethan Allen Institute in your estate plan.
One thing we certainly know is that Vermont is on an unsustainable big government, high taxation path in virtually every policy area, a path that is causing employer flight and diminished economic opportunity for Vermonters
Strengthening EAI, the chief voice of reason in the state, will go along way toward reasserting the case for self-reliance, individual responsibility, the rule of law, and free markets, a case that has proven a winning formula for prosperity wherever and whenever it has been tried.
Establishing a legacy gift is something I chose to do because it is a convenient way to secure the future of an organization that has done an exemplary job of reflecting and fighting for the values and policies I hold dear. No matter the size of your bequest, I know that it will make a difference.
Although this is ultimately a decision that you should make in consultation with your own estate planner, I would be happy to answer any questions you have about making a legacy gift to EAI (see my contact information below). You can also learn about more details and options on our website at ethanallen.org/join-eai/.
Thank you for your years of support for the Ethan Allen Institute. Join me in making a better world for the generations to follow by preserving the values that have made our society so remarkable .
Chairman, Ethan Allen Institute
Chair, Legacy Committee