Legacy Giving

Your support of the AOPA Foundation funds programs that build a stronger, safer pilot community to protect our freedom to fly.

Including a gift to the AOPA Foundation in your will or trust, or making the AOPA Foundation a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy can be a simple way to have a significant impact.

Your legacy gift will get and keep more pilots flying, help them fly more safely, and help make it possible for all those who dream of flying to achieve their goal.

One easy way to get started is to create a free will or trust using our partner FreeWill’s* online services. It is cost-free to create your plans, can be used in tandem with an attorney, and makes it simple to include the necessary language to support the AOPA Foundation with a legacy gift.

*FreeWill is one of many companies that offer online self-help solutions for common estate planning needs and related educational content. Such companies are not law firms and their services are not substitutes for an attorney’s advice. Estate planning can involve both state and federal laws, and estate planning needs will differ based on personal circumstance and applicable law. If you need estate planning legal or tax advice, the State Bar Association that oversees lawyers in your state of residence can help connect you with legal resources.

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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

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.

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.

The AOPA Foundation Legacy Society

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

This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. Because every situation is different, we recommend contacting your attorney or tax advisor to see if these ways to contribute are right for you.

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].