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.