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By including the Center in your financial and estate planning, you can make a lasting impact on our work and support CGD’s mission to spread global prosperity. You will also become a member of our esteemed Legacy Society and receive recognition on our list of members and invitations to private events.

Membership Qualifications

CGD welcomes you to the Legacy Society if you have:

  • Included CGD in your estate plan through a will or living trust.
  • Created a charitable remainder trust, which names CGD as the remainder beneficiary.
  • Entered into a charitable-gift annuity agreement with CGD.
  • Named CGD as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

Simply contact Kathy Smith at CGD to let us know you have made future plans for the Center for Global Development. We will send you your membership acknowledgement and welcome letter. The specifics of your arrangements for CGD will remain confidential.

The Center for Global Development is an independent, nonpartisan research institution and a 501(c)(3) organization, supported by contributions from individuals, foundations, bilateral organizations and corporations. All contributions to the Center for Global Development are US tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law and will be disclosed to the IRS and may be disclosed to the public. Contributions also must conform to CGD's funding principles. CGD's tax identification number is 52-2351337. CGD Europe is established as a company limited by guarantee in the UK and as a registered UK charity (number 1157318).

We are grateful to our funders for their appreciation and support for our funding guidelines and transparency policies. CGD does not accept funding that seeks to impose limits or restrictions on our independence in research, findings, conclusions or resulting publications.