Advancing the Good Society Begins with Higher Education

Your contributions support scholars and thought leaders in the IHS community advancing the ideas of a free and open society and help fund research on today’s most important conversations and career development programs that help faculty make a difference on their campuses and in the broader world of ideas.

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Advancing the Good Society Begins with Higher Education

Your contributions support scholars and thought leaders in the IHS community advancing the ideas of a free and open society and help fund research on today’s most important conversations and career development programs that help faculty make a difference on their campuses and in the broader world of ideas.

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Individuals and societies thrive in a context of openness, voluntary and peaceful cooperation, and mutual respect. That’s why the ideas of a free and open society have made such a difference in the world. And that’s why college campuses must serve as havens for open dialogue and civil debate, where the free pursuit of knowledge is encouraged and allowed to flourish.

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At IHS, we engage with scholars around the country to ensure that the ideas of a free and open society are regularly discussed, challenged, and developed at America’s colleges and universities—institutions that have a decisive impact on young citizens and on public policy.

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“IHS has really been the pivotal institution that has changed my life, and that has been the vehicle by which I’ve made a lot of my best friends… that has not only enriched my mind but enriched my soul, through the inspiring people I’ve met. The greatest benefit of IHS was the community.”

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Please mail your check to:
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If you have any questions, please contact Gary Leff at gleff@ihs.gmu.edu or 1-800-697-8799.

Is my donation to IHS tax deductible?

Yes, IHS is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations made to IHS are 100% tax deductible. Our tax identification number is 94-1623852.

What is your refund policy?

If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to the Institute for Humane Studies, we will honor your request for a refund within 30 days of your donation. To request a refund, please call Lily Mullen at (571) 429-3582. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment.

What if I have questions about my donation?

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If you have any questions, please contact Gary Leff at gleff@ihs.gmu.edu or 1-800-697-8799.

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