Ensure a vibrant future for political scientists by including a gift to APSA in your estate plan. Anyone can make a gift and there is no minimum amount.
The most common gifts from donors to APSA are:
A gift in your will or trust
Please consider a charitable bequest to APSA. Whether a percentage, specific amount, or the remainder of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones, a bequest also allows you to create a philanthropic legacy while providing estate tax relief.
Feel free to adapt our suggested language with your attorney:
“I give _____% of my estate (or $_____ ) to American Political Science Association, Tax ID 53-0200001, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20036.”
We are happy to work with you and your attorney if you are considering a bequest for a specific purpose. If you already have a will and want to make a gift, a simple codicil can be added. For your convenience, prewritten language is available here.
Designating APSA as a beneficiary
Designating APSA as the beneficiary of your financial accounts may be a very tax-savvy thing to do. Accounts left to APSA are removed from your estate for federal estate tax purposes. Plus, there is no income-tax assessed against your estate or your heirs when the funds are transferred to APSA, allowing you to avoid multiple taxes.
Please consider designating APSA as a beneficiary of your:
- Retirement accounts
- Life Insurance Policy
- Bank and Investment accounts
- Donor Advised Funds
Simply request a beneficiary designation form from your bank or plan administrator and write in “American Political Science Association” as the beneficiary.