Create Your Charitable Legacy

Named for the year IES Abroad was founded, the 1950 Society is a group of alumni, parents, and friends who demonstrate their commitment to IES Abroad by giving $1,950 (or more) in unrestricted funds annually. 1950 Society members contribute, on average, over half of the total dollars raised by the Annual Fund every year. Each gift is vital to our student's ability to experience the life-changing discoveries of IES Abroad.

IES Abroad's mission is to educate students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs. Today, more than 6,000 will experience study abroad and internship programs through IES Abroad - an exhilarating challenge of academics and cultural immersion. These students rely on the members of the 1950 Society to contribute funds that provide scholarships, engaging and unique educational adventures, and experiences that transform their worldviews.

Your gifts have an immediate, meaningful impact on students, international faculty, homestays, internships and volunteer opportunities, and much much more!

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Smart Ways to Give

IRA Charitable Rollover
You can give up to a maximum of $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as IES Abroad without having to pay income taxes on the money.
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Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Honor your loved one who has been impacted by IES Abroad by establishing a memorial or tribute gift that supports the next generation of students.
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Endowed Gifts
When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with immediate and long-term benefits; a portion of your donation is used immediately and the other reinvested.
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Gifts from Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to IES Abroad and other qualified charities.
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Charitable Lead Trusts
Benefit from tax savings without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead annuity trust or unitrust.
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The IES Abroad Legacy Society ensures the future of an unmatched global educational experience while honoring the legacy of those who believe in its vision to transform students into citizens of the world.

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