Seal your legacy.
You have accomplished much.
Join The New Criterion’s Galliard Society to invest in our precious culture.
Many of you have been with us since our very first issue in September 1982: as readers, as friends, and as supporters of this audacious project to preserve and promote what Matthew Arnold called “the best that has been thought and said.” Edmund Burke, another of our guiding lights here at The New Criterion, might have said it best: “Society is indeed a contract. . . . It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection.”
We ask that you consider joining our planned giving program: The Galliard Society. Named after the elegant font that has graced our pages since the first issue, The Galliard Society is a way for your partnership with The New Criterion to be made permanent for posterity. If you have already added The New Criterion to your will, please let us know so that we may recognize you. If you haven’t yet, please contact us for more information. We look forward to carrying on the great Western tradition together.
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A special thanks to our charter members.
- Mary Ellen Bork
- Porter Briggs & Dr. Diane Wilder
- Paul Dean
- Erich Eichman
- Michael Fedak
- Lionel Goldfrank
- Marco Grassi
- Kay D. Guiles (1931–2020)
- Stephen Jenks
- Roger Kimball
- Richard Miller
- Christopher Ott
- James Panero
- Russell Pennoyer
- James F. Penrose
- Peter Pettus
- James Piereson
- Douglas E. Schoen
- Edward A. Studzinski
- Dennis Weimer
If you have already added The New Criterion to your will, please let us know so that we may recognize you.
ABOUT PLANNED GIVING
Edmund Burke maintained that “People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” The New Criterion believes that the wisdom of the past should guide the future. And so we ask you to look ahead and help ensure The New Criterion’s survival by including us in your legacy planning. Joining The New Criterion’s Galliard Society is as simple as talking to your financial advisor. And we’ll be here every step of the way to ensure that your gift helps The New Criterion to continue to flourish.
Ensure The New Criterion’s survival.
Becoming acquainted with the benefits of planned giving and its basic facts can assist when considering it for your future.
Cultural organizations are the keepers of our civilization’s history and arts.
Planned giving preserves culture.
A bequest of unrestricted funds allows The New Criterion to enlist your support where it is most needed. The New Criterion is glad to accept any specified amount in your will, or any portion of your residuary estate. Another way to make a legacy gift is to name The New Criterion as beneficiary of your retirement plan. Making this designation is as simple as talking with your plan administrator. Please let us know once you have added The New Criterion to your legacy planning so that we may acknowledge your generosity on our Galliard Society honor roll.
You may wonder, why “Galliard”? In selecting the name for this new initiative, we turned, with affection, to our font: Galliard, with old-style numerals. Created in 1978 by Matthew Carter, the font has always defined The New Criterion, the first magazine to use it. Based on the sixteenth-century typefaces of Robert Granjon, and named after a Renaissance dance, Galliard emerged from Carter’s close study of Granjon’s punches and matrices at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, which he conducted with his father. In a design that gives pride of place to the printed word, The New Criterion is built on this elegant foundation. Legacy donors are, in the same way, the foundational supporters of the future of The New Criterion. Letter by letter, we inscribe the great traditions of culture together.