IWP is grateful for all of our supporters who help advance our mission. Here, we share the stories of some of our benefactors. To learn more about supporting IWP, please click here.

Donor Spotlight: Victor Bik

When Mr. Victor Bik of Sarasota, Florida, received a letter from Dr. John Lenczowski, he was struck by the similarity of the Bik and Lenczowski family experiences in German and Soviet-occupied Poland during the Second World War.

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In Memoriam: Richard (Zdzisław) Zakrzewski (1919-2013)

Nothing testifies to the grandness of an endeavor than a multigenerational effort of passing values down to the next torchbearers. And in the case of Richard Zakrzewski (11 November 1919-21 March 2013), who has just passed away, the method of transmission was The Institute of World Politics. Our school reflects his values, methods, goals, and…

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In Memoriam: William D. Houser

The Institute of World Politics honors the memory of Vice Admiral William D. Houser, USN (Ret.) a longtime supporter of the school and a lifelong patriot who passed away this past February.  A member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1942, he went into naval aviation.

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Donor Spotlight: Meet Tidal McCoy

Tidal McCoy has supported IWP almost since its inception. Having spent 25 years in the national security field, he understands the importance of an excellent education for professionals in this field. When John Lenczowski was founding the school, Mr. McCoy found, “It was clear to me that this needed to be done.”

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Donor Spotlight: Meet IWP supporter George Higgs

You could say that George Higgs has lived the America dream.  He grew up in Milford, CT, and attended the Hopkins School and then Washington and Lee University, where he majored in political science. He launched a career in the health care industry, and formed a company promoting home health care, Carex, which he built…

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IWP Donor Spotlight: Meet Scott and Lannette Turicchi

IWP supporters Scott and Lannette Turicchi lead nonstop lives – Scott serves as President at j2 Global, Inc, a company which offers cloud services for businesses, and Lannette is President at Falling Upwards Productions LLC.  Between their jobs and their three children, Scott and Lannette find time to give back to their community. 

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Donor Spotlight: Bill and Renee Lickle

Bill and Renee became involved with the Institute after taking a trip to Russia with IWP president John Lenczowski and a group of other intellectuals in 1992 – right after the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

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