In addition to the long-term benefits associated with planned giving, Atlantis Legacy donors enjoy more immediate benefits:
Unless they prefer to be listed as "Anonymous," Atlantis Legacy donors’ names are published in an annual insert in ARI’s newsletter (names only; no gift types or amounts are listed). In this way, Atlantis Legacy donors are recognized and may help inspire other ARI donors to participate.
View the current list of Atlantis Legacy donors
Atlantis Legacy donors receive a frame-ready certificate of appreciation acknowledging their support of ARI after their lifetimes, signed by Board of Directors Co-Chairman Michael Berliner and President/Executive Director Yaron Brook.
Atlantis Legacy donors also receive two specially designed thank-you gifts: a museum-quality lapel pin sporting the Atlantis Legacy logo in an antique pewter finish; and a set of twenty “ex libris” Atlantis Legacy bookplates, with additional sets available on request.
Donors planning substantial planned gifts may have the option of having an attorney retained by ARI review their gift and estate planning documents at no cost to them.
ARI holds events exclusively for Atlantis Legacy donors, the content of which is not recorded for sale nor otherwise made available to others. The first event, held in April 2003, was a cocktail reception in Boston at which Leonard Peikoff was the special guest. In conjunction with summer conferences in recent years, as well as with the Ayn Rand Centenary celebrations in 2005, the Institute has hosted luncheons with guest speakers discussing Ayn Rand’s life and work and various ARI programs. Speakers have been John Allison, Michael Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Jeff Britting, John David Lewis, Robert Mayhew, Shoshana Milgram, Leonard Peikoff, John Ridpath, Peter Schwartz, and Mary Ann Sures. We anticipate that the next event will take place in Chicago during the 2013 Objectivist summer conference.
Exclusive for Atlantis Legacy Donors
Complimentary copies of the items below are available on request to Atlantis Legacy donors (and are not offered for sale through the Ayn Rand Bookstore or any other vendor). If you have arranged a planned gift benefitting ARI and would like to receive one or both of these items, contact Gift & Estate Planning Manager Kathy Cross at 732-242-9408 or email@example.com.
- Atlas Shrugged Anniversary Print
In 2007, to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Atlas Shrugged, ARI created a special item exclusively for Atlantis Legacy donors. The railroad-themed 8"x10" print reproduces three items from the Ayn Rand Archives (a special collection of the Institute): a New York Central railroad calendar that hung on a wall of Ayn Rand’s study as she wrote Atlas Shrugged; a photograph of Ayn Rand in the cab of a New York Central engine car; and text from a letter she wrote in 1948 to the New York Central.
- “Memories of Ayn Rand” Recording
In July 2006 ARI hosted a luncheon for Atlantis Legacy donors featuring special guest Mary Ann Sures, who shared remembrances of Ayn Rand with the attendees. Mrs. Sures’ remarks were recorded for the Ayn Rand Archives, a special collection of the Institute.
Mrs. Sures, an art historian, and her husband, the late Charles Sures, had a close friendship with Ayn Rand and Frank O’Connor for many years. Remembrances related by Mrs. Sures at the Boston event include the intrigues surrounding a special gift for Mr. O’Connor’s 75th birthday; a charming vignette involving Ayn Rand, Mrs. Sures, and Godiva chocolates; and fond memories of a Circle Line cruise around Manhattan in 1976, among many other topics. Mr. and Mrs. Sures’ 2001 memoir, Facets of Ayn Rand, is available from the Ayn Rand Bookstore.
Atlantis Legacy Pages
ARI is committed to providing donors with accurate and authoritative information about planned giving. However, we cannot render legal or tax advisory services, and the information in these Web pages is not intended to serve as legal or tax advice. We urge donors to consult their own advisors regarding the tax and legal consequences of potential gifts. We are pleased to work with donors’ advisors as well as our own to ensure the best result for all concerned.
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