Ways of Giving

There are a number of ways you can make a gift to the Academy.

  • Make a gift online.
  • Members can add a contribution when renewing annual dues.
  • Add a contribution when registering for the Academy’s Annual Policy Research Conference.
  • Be a sponsor of the annual conference or Robert M. Ball Award event. Contact the Academy for more information.
  • Make a gift in honor or memory of a colleague, mentor, teacher, or someone who has been important to your career or you personally.  (Be certain to select the the appropriate option in the "Acknowledgement box" when making your gift so we can properly recognize your generosity.)
  • Make a gift of stock. For information on how to do this, please read below.

How to Make a Legacy Gift

Planned or legacy giving is a wise investment for securing an organization’s future. It enables the Academy to plan long-term for strategic initiatives that will enable the Academy to sustain and build upon our efforts to inform and educate key stakeholders and audiences about the importance of social insurance to America’s economic and societal well-being. With a secure financial base, the Academy will be able to respond more quickly to the challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

There are many ways to leave a legacy through a planned gift. It can be done through a bequest, life insurance policy, retirement plan, charitable trust, real estate, or any combination of these. A legacy gift can even be designed to obtain current income and estate tax advantages. It can also provide income to you or your loved ones for life. Although many complex options are available, there are simple options easily created through estate planning vehicles.

If you would like to discuss a gift of stock, planned gift or bequest, please contact Kristine Quinio, Director of Development at (202) 243-7008 or via e-mail at