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You can donate in whatever way is most convenient for you. Thank you for your support of scholars and students in pursuing their passion for political science.


With your donation, you are able to contribute to a range of APSA programs and initiatives of your choosing. Your donation directly supports training, mentoring, scholarships, and professional development programs benefiting current and future APSA members and leaders in discipline.


 

Important dates to meet tax-year deadlines for charitable giving.
  • Credit card donations made online must be completed by December 31.
  • Checks must be postmarked by December 31.
  • Stock donations should be made by December 26 so that your broker has time to transfer the stocks (Do not sell the stocks first!).

Additional giving options:


Checks

Cash and check donations are 100% deductible for your tax purposes. 

Donate by mailing your check or money order with the fund of choice noted in the memo line to:  

 

American Political Science Association
Attn: Development 
1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20036

Stocks

Avoid capital gains tax by making a donation of stocks or bonds.

Provide your broker with the stock transfer details below to complete your donation. In order to ensure that we give you proper credit for the donation, please contact Jason Sapia at 202-349-9357 or [email protected]


Account Name: American Political Science Association
Account Number: 32317572
Brokerage: Vanguard Brokerage Services
DTC: 0062
 

You can also make a donation by naming APSA as a beneficiary for some percentage your brokerage account. Tax tips and more information are available at www.apsanet.org/legacy.

Bequests

Reduce or eliminate estate taxes by making a donation in your will.

Through a bequest, you can support the causes at APSA that have been important in your life or honor a family member. Your donation can be unrestricted or designated to a particular program you want to support at your request.

 

Tax tips and more information are available at www.apsanet.org/legacy.

Life Insurance

Receive a charitable deduction from estate taxes by naming APSA as your life insurance beneficiary. 

Complete your donation by asking your insurance company for a change-of-beneficiary form so that you can include APSA and the percentage you would like us to receive. Then return your form to the insurance company.

 

Tax tips and more information are available at www.apsanet.org/legacy.

IRA Distribution (ages 70 ½ or older)

Satisfy all or part of your required IRA distribution for the year with a donation to APSA. 

You may be in a position where you are required to withdraw money from a retirement fund, like an IRA. This income is taxable, except when transferred directly to a charity like APSA. Ask your IRA administrator about making a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” to APSA.  

 

You can also make a donation by naming APSA as a beneficiary for some percentage your IRA or retirement plan. Tax tips and more information are available at www.apsanet.org/legacy.
Donor Advised Fund

Recommend how much and how often you want to distribute a donation from to APSA from your fund. 

If you have a Donor Advised Fund, you can simply ask your fund administrator to make a grant to APSA using our Employer Identification Number (EIN): 53-0200001.  

 

You can also make a donation by naming APSA as a beneficiary for some percentage of your Donor Advised Fund. Tax tips and more information are available at www.apsanet.org/legacy.
Savings and Checking Accounts 

A cost-effective way to make a donation to APSA without the hassle of a will and incurring legal fees. 

By designating APSA as a beneficiary of your savings, checking, and money market accounts, and CDs, you can make a donation in support of the Association. Ask your bank for a beneficiary designation form to name APSA and the percentage you would like us to receive. 

 

Tax tips and more information are available at www.apsanet.org/legacy.

How to Increase Your Impact
Shop with AmazonSmile. When you shop online, start at smile.amazon.com and set APSA as your designated charity. It’s the same Amazon you know, but with a donation built in. On your phone, use the AmazonSmile website instead of the Amazon mobile app. At no extra cost to you, AmazonSmile will automatically donate to APSA every time you shop online.

Invite a friend. The best way to build support for the causes at APSA you care about most is by sharing your personal story of why you chose to support APSA. Talk to two or three friends or family members today and tell them what made you decide to join the community of donors to APSA and encourage them to do the same with a small donation.

Post about your support. If you use social media, share your reason for giving with the hashtag #giveAPSA. By helping APSA reach new audiences, you spread the word about how we can help scholars and students benefit from valuable professional opportunities they might not have otherwise.

Double your donation with a matching gift. Many employers offer a matching gift program to their employees. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your donation is eligible to be matched dollar-for-dollar.
Ideas for Extroverts
If you love to invite friends and family to join you in activities, here are a few creative fundraisers to consider:


  • Issue your own matching challenge. Make a donation to APSA and challenge your friends and family to match or exceed your contribution. 

  • Create a Facebook fundraiser. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or simply, just ask. Facebook has step-by-step instructions on how to create your own fundraiser. 

  • Host a cookout, dinner party, game night, or other type of gathering. Ask your guests to not bring anything but to make a donation to APSA instead. To make it even easier, have your phone, tablet, or computer set up on our donation page (www.apsanet.org/donate-now) and ask folks to make a donation as they arrive. 

  • Have a special family member or friend committed to advancing political science scholarship and the profession? Ask people to make a donation in their honor.