Planned Giving Information

Help ensure the continued success of our work

We envision a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone. When you include the Vera Institute of Justice in your estate plans, you help to ensure the continued success of our work to create safe, healthy, empowered communities and a fair, accountable justice system.

By including Vera in your charitable estate plans, you will become part of Vera’s Legacy Society, named in honor of our namesake Vera Schweitzer (mother of Vera Institute co-founder Louis Schweitzer).

There are many ways to remember Vera in your plans, including:

  • a bequest in your will or estate plans

  • through retirement assets or life insurance policies
  • a contingency bequest
  • a gift of appreciated securities

There is no minimum gift required to join Vera’s Legacy Society and so much opportunity for impact.

If you have questions about planned giving, please contact Vera's Development Department at