Ways to Give

Your donation contributes to a financial base that enables the AAUP Foundation to pursue its mission of establishing and supporting principles of academic freedom and the quality of higher education in a free and democratic society.

Give Online Today
Mail a Check
Call Us
Stocks and Securities
Retirement Account Gift
Bequest in Your Will
Beneficiary Designation
Charitable Trusts

Give Online Today

To make a gift by credit card, please use our secure online form. You will have the option to spread your gift over the year with a recurring monthly gift, or to set it up as an annual gift.

Mail a Check

Please make checks payable to “AAUP Foundation” and mail them to:
AAUP Foundation
1133 19th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036

Call Us

If you’d prefer to make your one-time or recurring gift or pledge by phone, please call Nancy Long at (202) 594-3649 or request a call by sending an e-mail to info@aaupfoundation.org.

Stocks and Securities

To make a gift of stock or securities while avoiding capital gains taxes, please wire transfer your stock to AAUP’s account with FNC and provide the following information for proper crediting:

DTC # 0443

Pershing LLC

Account name: AAUP Foundation

Account #: QRT127771

Please note: For all wire transfer gifts, the donor name must be referenced on all deliveries.

Important Information for Proper Crediting in Our Office

Please send either a letter detailing your gift by listing the name of the security, number of shares, date of the gift, and its purpose (e.g., General Fund) or a copy of your completed Securities Transfer Form to:

AAUP Development Office
1133 19th St NW Suite 200
Washington DC 200236
Phone: 202-594-3647
E Mail: info@aaupfoundation.org 

Retirement Account Gift

If you are 70 ½ years and older you may donate up to $100,000 from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs to the AAUP Foundation as a charitable nonprofit without having to treat the withdrawals as taxable income. The giving incentive is of particular value to individuals who do not claim itemized deductions on their tax return because the funds are sent directly to nonprofits from IRA accounts and are never counted as income.

Bequest in Your Will

Leaving a charitable bequest in your will or living trust is a popular choice due to its simplicity, flexibility, versatility, and tax benefits.

  • You can arrange a bequest by adding simple bequest language to your will.
  • Because the gift isn't until after your lifetime, you can alter it at any time as necessary.
  • You can choose to give an exact amount or a percentage of your estate.
  • If your estate is subject to estate tax, the full value of your gift is tax-deductible.

Sample bequest language for the AAUP Foundation

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise, and bequeath to the AAUP Foundation [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

Beneficiary Designation

Naming the AAUP Foundation as a beneficiary to your retirement plan assets, life insurance, or insurance annuities is simple and has great benefits to the AAUP Foundation and your other beneficiaries.

  • As retirement funds are tax-deferred, they are one of the most costly to distribute to heirs.
  • When given to the AAUP Foundation, they are tax-free and fully used to help continue to build its long-term fiscal security and stability.
  • Finally, beneficiary designations can be changed at any time if your situation alters.

How to Name the AAUP Foundation as a Beneficiary

The terms of your will control the distribution of the majority of your assets, but life insurance, insurance annuities, and retirement plans require separate beneficiary forms. You must contact the manager of these accounts to edit your beneficiary designation to include “AAUP Foundation."

Charitable Trusts

With a Charitable Remainder Trust you receive income from the assets (cash, stock, or real estate) placed in the trust, and after your lifetime the remaining balance supports the AAUP Foundation. Some benefits are:

  • A partial charitable deduction, when you itemize
  • Up-front capital gains tax relief
  • Professional management of assets
  • Future estate tax relief

A charitable lead trust is optimal for directing wealth to grandchildren by reducing the tax burden while making a charitable gift. The trust facilitates yearly gifts to the AAUP Foundation for a period of years from the earnings of the trust. Ultimately, the money in trust goes to whomever you choose, with beneficial tax consequences.


If you have questions, please contact info@aaupfoundation.org. We are here to help and will hold any discussions in confidence.