Friends of GA

Donors at this level support general aviation through gifts up to $999 annually.

Hat in the Ring Society

Donors at this level help shape and build a stronger future for general aviation with their annual gift of $1,000 for members, $1,900 for family membership, $2,500 for bronze membership, or $5,000 or more for silver membership.

President's Council

These contributors represent a high level of commitment to aviation philanthropy with their annual gift of $10,000 to $19,999.

President's Ambassadors

Donors at this level make an impact on the pilot, aircraft owner, and aviation enthusiast community with their annual gift of $20,000 to $99,999.

Founders' Society

These contributors make a philanthropic commitment to give $100,000 or more as a one-time gift or by installments to the AOPA Foundation.

New Horizon Society

Donors at this level have made the profoundly generous commitment to give $1 million or more as a one-time gift to the AOPA Foundation or as a lifetime cumulative gift total.

Monthly Sustainers

Donors at this level help to build and strengthen the general aviation community through monthly contributions.

Legacy Giving

You can continue to secure the future of general aviation by including the AOPA Foundation in your estate plans. Our Legacy Society donors preserve our freedom to fly for future generations.

Legacy Society

Members of the Legacy Society protect general aviation for future generations by including the AOPA Foundation in their estate planning.

A Gift Through Your Will or Trust

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.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

You may be concerned about the high cost of capital gains tax with the sale of an appreciated asset. Perhaps you recently sold property and are looking for a way to save on taxes this year and plan for retirement. A charitable remainder trust might offer the solutions you need.

Beneficiary Designations

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.

IRA Rollover Gifts

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can donate up to $100,000 of your qualified Individual Retirement Account (IRA) every year directly to a charity such as the AOPA Foundation.

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If you would like more information on Legacy Giving, or would like to let us know that you have included the AOPA Foundation in your estate plans and be added to our Legacy Society, please email [email protected] or call 301-695-2320.

Other Ways to Give

Honorary/Memorial Donation

A gift to the AOPA Foundation is a unique way to honor a pilot, aviation enthusiast, or loved one. Each gift makes a lasting impact on the future of general aviation.

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Creating an endowment to provide an ongoing source of funding for the AOPA Foundation’s work is an exceptional way to honor a loved one, demonstrate your passion for aviation, and ensure that efforts to improve air safety, protect community airports, and grow the pilot population continue long into the future.

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Wire and Stock Gifts

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.

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Aircraft Donation

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.

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