Planned gifts such as bequests, life income gifts, charitable trusts, or gifts of a remainder interest in a residence play a vital role in ensuring that the Institute remains one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry, and that it will continue to encourage and support the original, often speculative thinking that advances the frontiers of knowledge.
Planned gifts are also valuable tools for donors who seek to maximize the value of their estate for themselves, their families, and the charitable institutions they value. Planned gifts can provide tax-free income during one's lifetime, reduce capital gains and estate taxes, streamline one's estate, and ensure that philanthropic goals are met.
The Einstein Legacy Society recognizes those friends of the Institute who have made a planned gift or have included a commitment to the Institute in their estate plans. The Society honors the memory of Albert Einstein, one of the Institute’s first Faculty members, serving from 1933 until his death in 1955. The Einstein Legacy Society was created in 1996, and is chaired by Trustee Emeritus Martin A. Chooljian.
Members of the Einstein Legacy Society are listed in the Institute’s Annual Report and include former Members, Faculty, Trustees, Friends, and other supporters. Members are invited to special events and are honored each year at a dinner hosted by the Director.