Establish your legacy at APSA and ensure a vibrant future for political scientists.

Without reducing or diminishing your savings, you can make a donation today that supports the scholars of tomorrow.

Your Donor Benefits

  • There is no minimum donation amount

  • Your donation costs you nothing now

  • You can modify your donation at any time

  • You may save on taxes or reduce the tax burden for your heirs

  • Satisfaction in knowing your donation makes a difference for the future

  • Becoming a leader in legacy giving for the future health of the profession

The information on this website is not intended as legal, financial, or tax advice. As you consider any charitable donation, please consult with your tax or financial advisor.
Include APSA 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. At your request, your donation can be unrestricted or designated to a particular program you want to support. 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.

Life Insurance

A cost-effective way to make a donation without the hassle of a will is to name APSA as a beneficiary to a life insurance policy. Contact your insurance provider and complete a beneficiary designation form.

Retirement Plans

Another simple way to donate without a will is through your retirement plan. You can name APSA as your retirement plan beneficiary by filling out the appropriate form with your plan administrator.

Bank and Brokerage Accounts

You can name APSA as a beneficiary of your savings accounts, CDs, and other bank accounts by designating your account as Payable on Death (POD) to the American Political Science Association. You can also name APSA as a beneficiary of your brokerage accounts by designating your account as Transfer on Death (TOD) to the American Political Science Association.

For More Information

If you have questions or would like to inform APSA of a donation you intend to make, please contact Jason Sapia at 202-349-9357 or [email protected].