Planned Giving

The National Judicial College has played a key role in educating judges since 1963. Through your will, a charitable remainder or life trust, or by naming the NJC as the beneficiary of your life insurance or IRA, you can help the NJC continue to provide judges with the knowledge, skills and abilities vital for their role on the bench.
A Well-Educated Judiciary is Essential to our Democracy.
Permanently fund your support of The National Judicial College with a planned gift.

The Legacy Council

Name the NJC as a beneficiary in your estate plan and become a member of the NJC Legacy Council.

Here are the most popular Planned Giving options:

  • Trusts, Wills and Bequests: Leave the NJC a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Reduce your estate tax base by the full amount of the gift.
  • Life Insurance Policies: Name the NJC as a beneficiary for the whole or part of a life insurance policy that is prepaid but is no longer needed by your family.
  • Retirement Plans: Name the NJC as a beneficiary to all or part of your IRA and your gift will pass tax free.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT): Place cash or property worth $100,000 or more in a trust to provide you with income for life or a term of years. The remainder will be distributed to the NJC.
  • Charitable Lead Trusts (CLT): Place cash or property in a trust that pays a fixed amount to the NJC for a term of years. Upon the completion of the term the assets transfer to the NJC.
  • Certificate of Deposit or Other Security.

If there are judicial causes you care about, we can help you to have a positive impact by making a Planned Gift to support NJC course development in a specific area of the law. Choose from Administrative Law, Appellate Law, General Jurisdiction, Military, Special Court or Tribal.


Should you prefer to provide scholarship assistance, with a minimum gift of $25,000 you can endow a scholarship in your name, the name of a loved one, or of a colleague.

A scholarship endowment of $50,000 will generate proceeds to bring new judges to the General Jurisdiction course for decades to come.

Support the NJC with a Planned Gift

The NJC Legacy Council is a growing group of judges, attorneys and friends who have included the NJC in their estate plans.

If you have already named us as a beneficiary of a planned gift, please let us know by filling out the form below, so we may enroll you as a Legacy Council Member:

Learn More About Planned Giving

Contact our Advancement department at for more details.

The NJC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Tax ID #942427596. Gifts are tax-deductible as provided by law. Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and not intended to be professional legal or financial advice. The NJC encourages all donors to seek independent legal and/or financial advice.