Without reducing your income or diminishing your savings, you can support APSA and ensure a vibrant future for political scientists.

Make a donation in your will

If you are looking to support the causes at APSA that are important to you, or honor a family member, please consider a bequest. Our suggested donation wording below can be shared 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.”

If you already have a will and want to donate, a simple codicil can be added. For your convenience, prewritten wording is available here. We are also happy to work with you and your attorney if you are considering a donation for a specific purpose.

Whether a percentage, specific amount, or the remainder of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones, a bequest to APSA also allows you to create a philanthropic legacy while providing estate tax relief.

Designate APSA as a beneficiary

If you are looking for the flexibility of making a donation without modifying your will, please consider giving to APSA through a beneficiary designation of your:

  • Retirement accounts
  • Life insurance policy
  • Bank and brokerage accounts
  • Donor Advised Funds

Simply complete a change-of-beneficiary form from your IRA or retirement plan administrator, life insurance company, or bank. Write in “American Political Science Association” as the beneficiary and include the percentage (1 to 100) that you would like to give to APSA.

Accounts gifted to APSA are removed from your estate for federal tax purposes. There is no income tax assessed against your estate or your heirs when these funds are transferred directly to APSA, allowing you to avoid multiple taxes.

Donor Benefits

  • There is no minimum donation amount.

  • Your donation costs you nothing now.

  • You can modify your donation at any time.

  • Your donation may allow you to save on taxes or reduce the tax burden for your heirs.

  • Satisfaction in knowing your donation will make a difference for the future.

  • Becoming a leader in legacy giving for the future health of the profession we value.
For More Information

As you consider any charitable donation, please consult with your tax or financial advisor. The information on this website is not intended as legal, financial, or tax advice.

Complete the declaration of support letter and provide support to the Association for future generations of political science students, scholars, and leaders.

If you have made a donation in your will or designation for one of your accounts, please do let us know. We would like to thank you for your future generosity and make sure the purpose of your donation is understood. Feel free to contact Jason Sapia for questions or additional information at 202-349-9357 or [email protected].