Join the Kurt Gottfried Society Today!


Join the Kurt Gottfried Society Today!

The three simplest ways you can create a legacy gift are:

  • Leave a gift to UCS in your will or living trust
  • Make UCS a beneficiary of your retirement or other financial account
  • Establish a charitable gift annuity with UCS and receive income for life

For more information on planned gifts, click here, or Contact Us.

Since the founding of the organization in 1969, UCS has not been afraid to take on long-term issues such as global warming and nuclear proliferation that require determination and staying power. Bequests, life-income gifts, and other charitable estate-planning arrangements ensure that we will continue to make a difference on these and other issues and fulfill our long-term goal: harnessing the power of science to help safeguard our future.

To honor those caring donors who are providing for UCS through a planned giving arrangement, we created the Kurt Gottfried Society (formerly the Living Legacy Society), named after our co-founder and longtime board member. A highly accomplished physicist and the epitome of a concerned scientist, Kurt Gottfried has been a guiding voice in our pursuit of scientific integrity, a healthier planet, and a safer world. We are so grateful to Kurt for his service and his vision, from UCS’s inception to today.

The Kurt Gottfried Society is made up of a select group of members who, like Kurt, have a long-term vision for UCS and have informed us of their intention to make a legacy gift to the organization. The lasting contributions of these dedicated supporters are critical to safeguarding and strengthening UCS's ability to develop long-term, far-reaching solutions for future generations.

If you choose to support UCS through a planned gift, we would be pleased to recognize you with Society membership.

Some of the benefits of the Kurt Gottfried Society include:

  • Special invitations to participate in informative teleconferences and regional events with senior UCS staff members, scientists, and board members.
  • Early notification of upcoming report releases and offers of complimentary copies of all new reports.
  • Semi-annual member newsletter.

To join the Kurt Gottfried Society, or to learn more about legacy giving options, Contact Us, or explore our site for information on Ways to Give.


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