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American Fencing Legacy Society

Legacy Giving

You can ensure the sport of fencing continues to grow and our athletes compete with excellence for generations to come. We invite you to join the American Fencing Legacy Society by making a legacy gift to the United States Fencing Foundation for the benefit of our fencing community. It costs you nothing now, but the impact of your gift will live on for years!

Make Growing and Supporting the Sport of Fencing Your Lasting Legacy

Make Growing and Supporting the Sport of Fencing Your Lasting Legacy

What is a Legacy Gift?

A legacy gift is a planned donation from your estate. Legacy gifts can be written into your will or you can gift life insurance policies, charitable trusts, IRA distributions, appreciated stock or charitable gift annuities. In many cases, these can offer tax advantages to you.

How Do I Make a Legacy Gift?

Consult with your legal, tax or financial advisor to discuss a legacy gift plan that makes the most sense for your situation and giving priorities. The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide and should not be relied upon for tax, legal or accounting advice. Once you have finalized the plan, complete and return the appropriate Legacy Gift Intention Form below. You can include as much information that you are comfortable with and you can change your gift intention at any time.



The Impact of Irwin Bernstein’s Gift

Irwin Bernstein left a long-lasting legacy to the sport of fencing. Irwin was a champion epee fencer and volunteered his time as the bout committee chair, an officer and member of USA Fencing Board of Directors and one of the founding officers of the United States Fencing Foundation. Not only did Irwin love the sport and contributing his time and expertise, but he also was one of the first legacy donors to this great sport. Irwin’s legacy gift helped grow the US Fencing Foundation endowment to benefit the sport and athletes for future generations of fencers and set a precedent for other gifts. Irwin’s philanthropy has truly left a rich and robust legacy in the sport of fencing. 

Inspire Others!

We invite you to join the American Fencing Legacy Society and make a lasting impact on the sport of fencing in the United States. Your commitment to the future of the sport can serve as a catalyst and motivate and inspire others to pay it forward for generations of fencers to come.

Your investment in the future of fencing is a testament to your kind and generous heart. The United States Fencing Foundation promises to be a good steward of your legacy

Contact Amanda Lilly at USA Fencing at or 719-374-1655 for more information and to answer any questions on making a legacy gift to the U.S. Fencing Foundation.