Leave a Legacy with Ms.

“In truth, we don’t know which of our acts in the present will shape the future. But we have to behave as if everything we do matters. Because it might.”

Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

For almost 50 years, Ms. has been reporting, rebelling and truth-telling the stories of women’s lives. Feminists knew from the start that Ms. was no ordinary magazine. We knew we needed our own voice on the newsstands. We knew we were making history. Many of us saved every issue of the magazine—and many of us still do.

You can help make sure we bring as much influence and insight in the next 50 years—and ensure that Ms. continues to inspire future generations of feminists to tackle the unfinished agenda for women’s equality and social justice—when you make a legacy gift to support Ms. through your will or estate.

Joining the Ms. Legacy Circle costs you nothing in your lifetime, gives you flexibility so you are not locked into a decision you make today and enables you to take care of loved ones as you secure the future of Ms. Because gifts and bequests to Ms. through its publisher, Feminist Majority Foundation, are fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes, the amount you designate could also place your estate in a lower tax bracket, providing some tax savings for your loved ones.

Once you notify us of your bequest intention, you will join the Ms. Legacy Circle members who are recognized each year in our Special Fall anniversary issue.

Just one sentence in your will or estate plan can sustain the Ms. legacy, continuing to inspire future generations of feminists. Together, we can move forward stronger than ever.

You can find more information on the many ways of creating your legacy and ensuring the future of Ms. here.



Katherine Spillar is the executive director of Feminist Majority Foundation and executive editor of Ms., where she oversees editorial content and the Ms. in the Classroom program.