The AOPA Foundation Legacy Challenge

Your legacy gifts can have an immediate impact on AOPA programs that are building a stronger, safer pilot community.

An anonymous donor who is fully committed to securing the future of general aviation through legacy giving has pledged $1,000,000 for an AOPA Foundation Legacy Challenge to encourage other AOPA members to include and document their future gift. When you include a legacy gift to the AOPA Foundation in your estate plans, you are providing future financial support.

Now, just by documenting your legacy gift with us, 10% of the value of your legacy gift, up to $20,000, is immediately activated from the Legacy Challenge funds—and made available to essential programs funded by the AOPA Foundation. If you choose to leave the amount of your gift undisclosed, $1,000 in Legacy Challenge funds will be activated.

How it Works

You document your legacy gift with us using the Legacy Society membership form

Legacy Challenge funds activated

Future impact with your legacy gift

Immediate impact to programs funded by the AOPA Foundation

Qualifying legacy gifts include:

  • Gifts through a will or trust
  • Beneficiary designations from a retirement account or bank account, or life insurance policy
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • The creation of a fully endowed fund

The Legacy Challenge ends when the Legacy Challenge funds are depleted, so document your legacy gift as soon as possible to add an immediate impact to your future generosity.

You can quickly and easily document your legacy gift by completing the form below or you may download and mail in the Legacy Society Membership Form. Any information you share will be kept confidential.

Please contact the AOPA Foundation at (301) 695-2320 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

If you would like more information about making a legacy gift, do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (301) 695-2320 or by email at [email protected].


To join the AOPA Foundation Legacy Society, we need only a simple written notice documenting your future gift. It is helpful, but not required, for the AOPA Foundation to receive a copy of the relevant section(s) of your will or other documents. The information collected on this form is not a binding commitment and you retain the right to change or revoke your gift at any time with or without notice to the AOPA Foundation. The information you provide is confidential.


Please select your recognition preference:

Optional Information - Please tell us about your legacy gift:

By submitting this form I verify that I have included a legacy gift to the AOPA Foundation in my estate plans.

Please review AOPA's privacy policy to learn more about how your information is used.

If you would like more information about making a legacy gift, do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (301) 695-2320 or by email at [email protected].