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Ways to Give

Annual Giving

AOPA members that donate to to the AOPA Foundation’s annual giving campaign are the cornerstone of our efforts to provide funding to the life changing, life-saving programs that we support.

Monthly Sustainers

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

Donor-Advised Funds

Giving through a donor-advised fund allows you to support general aviation in an easy, tax-efficient manner. It’s an opportunity to put your charitable dollars to work – where the need is great – but on your own terms.

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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.

IRA Rollover Gifts

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.

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Endowments

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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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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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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Legacy Giving

legacy wall photoAOPA relies on philanthropic contributions to fund two of our flagship programs, You Can Fly and the AOPA 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.

Including the AOPA Foundation in your estate plans can be a simple way to make an even more significant impact and share your love of general aviation with future aviators.

The AOPA Foundation Legacy Society recognizes those that have included a legacy gift to the AOPA Foundation in their estate plans.

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If you would like more information on leaving your legacy through a gift to the AOPA Foundation, please complete our Contact Us form, or contact our Legacy Giving office at 301.695.2320 or [email protected].