Make or pledge a gift to the AOPA Foundation through the You Can Fly Challenge and the Ray Foundation will match what you give, dollar-for-dollar (up to $2.5 million), until August 31, 2020.
Donors at this level throw their “hat in the ring” and lend their support to help address challenges facing general aviation with an annual contribution of $1,000 to $2,499. Bronze-level members contribute $2,500 to $4,999 and Silver-level members contribute $5,000 to $9,999.
Donors at this level help to build and strengthen the general aviation community through monthly contributions.
Members of the AOPA Foundation Legacy Society strengthen general aviation for future generations by including a future gift to the AOPA Foundation in their long-range plans. This is a powerful way to make a truly significant impact on the future of general aviation.
AOPA relies on philanthropic contributions to fund two of our flagship programs, You Can Fly and the Air Safety Institute. Through these programs, your gifts are ensuring that we have more pilots and safer pilots, both of which are needed to carry on our freedom to fly.
We recognize members of our Legacy Society by listing their names in Legacy Court at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland. If you have included a legacy gift to the AOPA Foundation in your plans, please let us know by clicking here.
A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to the AOPA Foundation that will make a lasting impact.
A charitable remainder trust allows you to provide an income for yourself and/or someone else, while also supporting the work of the AOPA Foundation.
A beneficiary designation gift is a simple way to make a gift to support the AOPA Foundation. You can designate the Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, or bank account, or your life insurance policy.
The AOPA Foundation is able to accept wired gifts including gifts of stock. Donating appreciated stock may help you avoid capital gains tax. Please see your tax advisor for more details.Contact Us
By donating your aircraft to the AOPA Foundation, we will help you find a new home for it and your contribution will have a lasting impact on the future of general aviation.Contact Us
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can use your qualified Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to donate up to $100,000 each year directly to a charity such as the AOPA Foundation. The amount transferred is not taxed as income and may satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.Contact Us