The Noödynamics Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to the betterment of mankind. It possesses a topology independent of its geography but has no investors or endowments beyond the limited resources of its devoted membership. Although its activities are supported partly by income from the exchange of intellectual materials for donations, the Institute depends for its continued existence upon individual gifts and bequests and on grants from other philanthropic institutions. All donations to the Noödynamics Institute are fully deductible for purposes of federal income tax and are scrupulously protected according to the Financial Privacy Act, 12 USC 3401-3422. To continue to provide society with intelligent, thoughtful, and effective material, the Institute needs your active participation and financial support.
Giving to true eleemosynary institutions is its own reward. If you do not feel charitable, however, support the Noödynamics Institute for that warm feeling you get from a tax deduction. The most carefully drawn legal definition of “charity” is that it is a gift, to be applied consistently with existing laws, for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons, by bringing their hearts under the influence of education or religion, by relieving their bodies from disease, suffering, or constrain, by assisting them to establish themselves for life, or by erecting or maintaining public works, or otherwise improving human life without governmental involvement.
It is immaterial whether the purpose is called ‘charitable’ in the bequest itself, if it is described so as to show that it is charitable in nature. Charity is not aid to the needy alone but also embraces and includes all which aids humans and seeks to improve their conditions. Still another judicial statement implies that “charity” covers almost anything not forbidden by law or public policy which tends to promote the well-being or well-doing of society, including every gift for a general public use for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons, designed to benefit them from an educational, religious, moral, physical, or social standpoint. American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Volume 15, Section 2 (2000).
What is it worth each of us contributing, to save Western Civilization from oblivion — $1,000? $10,000? $100,000? Can a monetary value even be attached to such intangible and ineffable quality? Yet the West must be saved, whatever the cost, and the responsibility falls upon we happy few.
Give a Noödynamics Honor Gift to appreciate and inspire the special people and relationships in your life.
Please accept my donation of $_____________in honor of ____________________________________,
Give a Memorial Gift to remember the lives of people who appreciated and/or inspired Western Civilization.
Please accept my donation of $______________in memory of _________________________________,
After a life of working for the good, the beautiful, and the true, make sure that the resources you have accumulated go toward furthering the important values for which you stood, when you have moved on. Take this opportunity to ensure that your lifetime of commitment to good works is transformed into an indefinite legacy of support for your most favored organizations. One of those is the Noödynamics Institute.
To help the Noödynamics Institute survive after all of us are gone, please consider remembering it in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy. This is a great way to pass on your love of Culture and the West to future generations. You will be supporting critical efforts to protect and preserve our heritage for prosperity. It is a wonderful gift that will have a powerful impact.
The following are a few examples of possible bequests which can be incorporated into a Will or Living Trust or the like. Laws vary from state to state and nation to nation, and it is advisable to consult your attorney for expert advice. Thank you.
This serves to leave a specific amount of money or a specific percentage of an estate to the Institute.
Example of Text: “I give and bequeath to the Noödynamics Institute, a non-profit educational foundation, the sum of $_______. (or________% of my estate)”.
This serves to leave a specific item of real or personal property to an organization.
Example of Text: “I give and bequeath to the Noödynamics Institute, a non-profit educational foundation,
____________________shares of ___(company name)_______stock, etc.”
This serves to leave an organization what is left of an estate after other specified gifts have been deducted.
Example of Text: “All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal property, I give and bequest to the Noödynamics Institute, a non-profit educational foundation.
Addendum to Will or Living Trust
If you already have a Will or Living Trust and you would like to leave a bequest to the Noödynamics Institute, you will have to alter the document. To change a Will requires a codicil; a Revocable Living Trust can be altered by an addendum. Like the original documents, a codicil or addendum must be properly signed and witnessed, preferably notarized. It should then be appended to the original document.
Example of a codicil to a Will (General Bequest):
“I, ______________________, hereby amend my last Will and Testament, executed on the _____day of ________, 20_________, and direct that the Noödynamics Institute shall receive the sum of $________________. All other provisions of the Will shall remain unaltered.”
This information is intended to provide prospective donors information with regard to the subject matter, not in any manner to render legal, accounting, or other professional advice. If legal or financial advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. For free information on wills and estate planning, go to www.ncpg.org or www.plannedgivingcoach.com.