Four Pillars Society

An Invitation to Join the Four Pillars Society

The Institute for Justice recognizes friends and supporters who have made a commitment to ensuring that IJ has the resources to continue fighting for liberty as long as it is challenged. IJ established the Four Pillars Society as a way to honor those who have named IJ as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest, gifts of retirement assets, gifts of life insurance and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts.

Since its inception, membership in the Four Pillars Society has grown exponentially. Every year, dozens of IJ donors inform us that they have chosen to leave a legacy of liberty by helping us advance freedom in economic liberty, private property rights, school choice and free speech.

Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the Four Pillars Society.

Benefits of Being a Four Pillars Society Member

Members of the Society help provide us with the financial support essential to achieving our strategic goals and implementing larger-scale programs that the demands for our year-to-year budget allow. They help ensure our existence well into the future.

The most important benefit you will receive from joining the Four Pillars Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term success. But in addition to this, members receive:

  • Invitations to attend IJ Partners Retreats and other events with IJ attorneys, staff, and clients;
  • Behind-the-scenes look at IJ’s vision, strategy, and cases through exclusive IJ LIVE webinars;
  • Print copy of IJ’s bi-monthly magazine Liberty & Law;
  • Special email updates from IJ’s President and Chief Counsel Scott Bullock;
  • A standing invitation to visit IJ Headquarters in Arlington, VA;
  • A dedicated staff member available to answer questions about IJ activities;
  • An optional small commemorative Four Pillars Society gift;
  • And optional display of your name along with those of other members on a wall plaque at IJ’s Headquarters.

If you have any questions about the Four Pillars Society or your current support for IJ, please don’t hesitate to contact Ross Ward at or (703) 682-9320 ext. 210.