Donation form for the American Astronomical Society and its Divisions

Thank you in advance for supporting the astronomical sciences community. Your tax-deductible gift will make an immediate impact on the funds, prizes, program, and activities that have meaning to you.
New this year: gifts to the Ojars J. Sovers PhD Memorial AAS Scholarship/Grant support the AAS Education Committee's efforts to provide professional development experiences to the astronomical sciences community. Learn more about the Society's Education & Professional Development Mini-Grant Program.
Double the impact of your gift! Ask your employer if they offer matching gifts, then check in with the department that manages your matching program. In most cases, it will be the human resources department. Please forward gift receipts or confirmations to so we can match the donation to your record. 
The AAS is qualified under the US Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) to receive contributions that are fully tax deductible. The American Astronomical Society’s tax identification number (EIN) is 21-0735173. Donations can be made in cash, stock, or RMDs.
The AAS and its six Divisions have nearly 50 funding opportunities. Here is a complete list of funds and their descriptions.
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Donation by Check
Checks must be in US dollars and drawn on a US bank, payable to the American Astronomical Society. Please add your form's reference number to your check. You'll receive the reference number in the confirmation email you'll receive after submitting this form.
Send check payments to: American Astronomical Society, 1667 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006 USA
Gift of Securities or through a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
It's easy to give through a Donor-Advised Fund.
In addition, the AAS is happy to work with you on making gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value. These gifts often provide a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash. You can claim a charitable deduction for the full market value of the securities on the date the gift is made. Gifts of securities are also not subject to the capital gains tax.

Please contact Diane Frendak in the AAS Executive Office by calling 202-328-2010 x109 to arrange for an electronic stock transfer via DTC. Be sure to contact the AAS office before making a gift of securities so your account can be properly credited.

Charitable IRA Giving
If you are 70½ or older, you may transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA to the American Astronomical Society. The amount of the transfer will not be included in your taxable income, and the transferred amount can count toward the IRA's required minimum distribution for the year.

This opportunity applies only to certain types of IRAs. Please consult with your financial advisor to see whether the charitable IRA is a good choice for you.

Please reference the particular fund(s) you wish to support when making your RMD donation.

Additional resources:

Fidelity RMD formSchwab RMD formVanguard Information

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