Now It's Easy to Support CEI

Now It's Easy to Support CEI

January 09, 2004

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Giving Cash Gifts


Direct gifts of cash are by far the most popular gift strategy. CEI is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, and you receive an immediate tax deduction for the full gift amount.  We can also process gifts using credit cards on our website,


Many employers will match your contributions, providing additional resources to CEI.  Please check with your employers to see if they participate in a matching-gift program.


Giving Stock Gifts


A gift of appreciated stock is fairly simple, and can be done by electronic transfer.  You can contact your broker, and ask to have the shares transferred directly to the Competitive Enterprise Institute account at:


Merrill Lynch

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Short Hills, New Jersey 07078



Account Number: 859-04C23

Contact: Rob D'Amato

DTC Number: 5198


Kindly inform us of your intentions, so that we may credit you properly.




You can also be sure that your commitment to CEI will continue by naming the Competitive Enterprise Institute as a beneficiary in your will.  This can be done in several ways, and will ensure that your heirs will honor your requests.  You can make a bequest to CEI by a) leaving a specific amount of cash or property to CEI, b) leaving CEI a fixed percentage of your estate, or c) leaving all or part of the residue of the estate after bequests to other beneficiaries have been made.


Please contact our Development office for more information on including CEI in your will.


Donor Advised Funds and Charitable Trusts


The Competitive Enterprise Institute has several options for those who wish to receive immediate tax benefits for future gifts.  Contributing to a Donor Advised Fund guarantees that your money is given to CEI and to other organizations of your choice to your specifications.  CEI has partnered with both Merrill Lynch and DonorsTrust for these types of programs.  They will work with you to develop a charitable giving plan that suits your individual needs.  You may contact Merrill Lynch (at the above address) and DonorsTrust to learn more about their available fund programs.


Donors Trust

111 North Henry Street

Alexandria, VA  22314

(703) 535-3563


Contact: Whitney Ball


Special Gifts


Although CEI does not have an endowment, you can choose to give to a specific program or policy area.  For example, your contributions could support the annual Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship, a specific conference or program area, or one of our events.


Gifts In Kind


Do you have a product or a service that you would like to donate to CEI?  We are always impressed with the creativity and generosity of our donors.  Non-cash gifts examples include airline tickets, food and beverages, books, computer software and hardware, design services, and literally dozens of other items.  If you are interested in giving an in-kind gift to CEI, please call our Development department.


Combined Federal Campaign


The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the annual fund-raising drive conducted by Federal employees in their workplace each fall. Each year Federal employees and military personnel raise millions of dollars through the CFC that benefits thousands of non-profit charities. The Competitive Enterprise Institute is proud to be a CFC participating organization.  If your workplace allows for CFC contributions, you can designate your gifts to be given to CEI. 


Our CFC number is 9824.


Contacting Our Development Team


If you have questions, or desire more information on giving to CEI, please contact:


Emily C. Duke

Vice President, Program Support

Competitive Enterprise Institute

1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1250

Washington, DC  20036

Direct: 202-331-2255


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