An Afterlife For Atheists

Generous giving that costs you nothing during your lifetime.

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As atheists, we don’t believe in an afterlife, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to continue to do good after we’re gone. A legacy gift to International Association of Atheists ensures our values are still being fought for long after our brief moment in time is over. 

Your gift ensures that IAA can:

  • Continue to fight for secular rights around the world

  • Expand secular education in the places that need it the most

  • Stand up for those who are being arrested, charged, detained and killed for blasphemy

  • Ensure atheist business owners have just as many networking opportunities as business owners with faith

  • Enable atheist seniors to get out and socialize without worrying about discrimination or judgment

  • Feed, clothe and house orphans and students in war-torn and poverty-stricken areas of the world.

  • Fight to make the world a more welcoming place for atheists 

Types of PLanned Giving 

There are several different ways that you can leave a gift for International Association of Atheists

  • Bequests

    Bequests are planned gifts outlined in your last will and testament. Your support of International Association of Atheists can last beyond your years. It's very simple and easy. You just need to ask your attorney to add a bequest to IAA in your existing will. It's a quick amendment to your will referred to as a codicil.


    Here is some sample language for you to use:

    “I give (devise) and bequeath the sum of [insert amount here] dollars to International Association of Atheists, Inc., a nonprofit corporation located at 119 Monterey Ln, Durham, North Carolina, 27713 to be used for its general purposes.”


    You may also use a percentage of your estate in place of a dollar amount or, if you prefer, a specific asset. 

  • Retirement


    There are significant tax advantages to donating retirement assets to charity as part of an estate plan. A simple beneficiary designation in your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan citing International Association of Atheists is a very easy way to ensure your legacy lives on. BTax benefits of this method of planning giving include:

    • No income taxes need to be paid on the distribution of the assets.

    • Your estate will receive a tax deduction for the charitable contribution.


    With your retirement plan provider, you are able to name International Association of Atheists as a primary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement plan and specify a percentage or dollar amount.

  • Life Insurance

    Did you know that you can make your annual life insurance premium payments tax-deductible by transferring ownership of the policy to International Association of Atheists, Inc. and naming IAA as the beneficiary? It's true!


    You can also deduct the approximate value of the policy during the year you transfer ownership to IAA.


    Alternatively, you can purchase an entirely new life insurance policy and name IAA as the owner and beneficiary.  


    Please talk to your financial advisor to learn more about these options.

Let Us Thank You

If you choose planned giving to benefit International Association of Atheists, we would love it if you let us know. We want the opportunity to thank you, personally, for your gift.


International Association of Atheists

PO Box 114

Summerland, BC

Canada V0H1Z0



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