David Horowitz Freedom Center Legacy Gift Program

Why give?


"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.  The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- John Philpot Curran: Speech upon the Right of Election, 1790.

What beliefs are worth fighting for? What principles are worth protecting? What cause, if any, would motivate you to pledge, as the signers of the Declaration of Independence did in the last line of that document: “… our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”?

Those brave men and other brave men and women who followed them bequeathed to us the United States of America. What do you want your legacy to be?

“Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.” – The popular paraphrase of the opening quote, above

Islamists have been at war with the West for over 1300 years. Leftists have been attacking America since the 19th century. Neither will just cease their predations. They must be continuously fought, pushed back and defeated.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." – Ronald Reagan

Here at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, we fight to defend free societies whose security and moral, cultural and economic foundations are under constant attack by leftists and Islamic jihadists, here at home and overseas. We believe in the Constitution, American exceptionalism, liberty, individual responsibility, judging a person on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, the truth rather than “the narrative,” a free-market economy, peace through strength rather than appeasement, support for our allies, resolve against our enemies and a US foreign policy consistent with the motto of the 1st Marine Division, “no better friend, no worse enemy.”

We defend and promote these beliefs every day as we lead the fight against the leftists and Islamic jihadists on the pages of our books, pamphlets, emails and websites; through our activist campaigns led by TruthRevolt.org; and at the educational events we conduct around the country.

If you share these beliefs, if our fight is your fight, we urge you to help us continue the battle to defend and promote these values far into the future by making a legacy gift to the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

“...honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth.”—Abraham Lincoln: State of the Union speech, 1862


What is a legacy gift?


A legacy gift is one that you make to the Freedom Center through your will or living trust or by designating us as one of the beneficiaries of your retirement account, life insurance policy, or other select financial accounts.

How can I give?


There are four simple ways you can make a legacy gift to the Freedom Center:



A bequest can be made by adding a sentence or two to your will or living trust specifying the estate asset(s) you’d like to give to the Freedom Center to help us carry on our mission. You can read more about bequests and have access to sample bequest language by clicking on “Read more…” below.

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The following legacy gift types, unlike bequests, do not require the creation of or amendment to a will or trust in order to pass them to the Freedom Center.

Gifts of Retirement Assets


Funds within your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other qualified retirement account may be passed on to us by naming the David Horowitz Freedom Center as a beneficiary on the account. When the account passes to the beneficiaries, the amount you specify transfers in full to the Freedom Center and provides a charitable deduction in this amount, which reduces the size of your taxable estate. You can read more about gifts of retirement assets and how to make them by clicking on “Read more…” below.

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Gifts of Life Insurance


Making a legacy gift to the Freedom Center using your life insurance policy is a great way to support our mission, especially if your circumstances have changed and your original beneficiaries no longer need the funds. There are two ways to make such a gift to us. To learn about these options, click on “Read more…” below.

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Gifts of Bank and Investment Accounts


There are simple ways to give the assets in such accounts to the Freedom Center as a legacy gift. To find out more, click on “Read more...” below.


The DHFC Legacy Society


We value, appreciate and recognize every legacy gift we receive and provide special recognition for those who provide us with a legacy gift of $10,000 or more. To learn more about this, click “Read more…” below.

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Would You Like More Information?


If you’re interested in making a legacy gift to the David Horowitz Freedom Center and/or would like more information, there are three ways to reach us. You can click on the “Contact us” link below, complete the form there and hit the appropriate button to send it to us. You can email us at legacy@horowitzfreedomcenter.org. Or you can call Jay Ornellas, Director of Development, at (818) 849-3470 ext. 213. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Contact us

We’re here to help answer your questions about making a legacy gift to the Freedom Center, however we do not provide legal or financial advice. If you’re considering such a gift, we strongly suggest that you speak with a professional, such as an attorney or financial advisor, to assist you with your plans. Thank you, very much, for your consideration.