There are a number of ways you can make a gift to support the Academy’s work. For any questions regarding the options below, please contact the National Academy of Social Insurance at

Did you know? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the CARES Act, which includes several provisions that may affect your charitable giving. Learn more here.

Note: Academy staff are 100% teleworking until further notice. If you are mailing a donation, there will be a substantial lag in the processing time of your gift. If possible, please use an electronic option.

  • Easiest option: Make a cash gift online using your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex).
    • Make a one-time gift or a monthly recurring contribution.
    • You can also make a gift in honor or memory of a colleague, mentor, teacher, or someone who has been important to your career or you personally.
    • Cash gift via wire transfer? Please contact Julia Crooks, Finance Manager, at for assistance with wire transfers or ACH payments.
    • PayPal coming soon!
    • We also accept personal check, cashier’s check, or money order contributions by mail. (Instructions)
  • Are you an Academy Member? Members can add a contribution when renewing annual dues.
  • Matching gifts: Many employers offer a matching gift program. Please check with your employer to see if they can match your gift to the Academy.
  • Donor-Advised Funds (DAF): Recommend a grant to the National Academy of Social Insurance through your DAF.
    • As part of your estate planning (see below), your IRA assets can also be used to fund a DAF; you can choose the Academy as the recipient of an immediate grant or recurring grants over time.
  • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) and Required Minimum Distributions (RMD): Over 72 years old? Use the mandatory withdrawal amount – or a portion of the amount (up to $100,000) – from your IRA to make a charitable gift to the Academy.
    • Funds transferred directly to the Academy (a Qualified Charitable Contribution or QCD) count toward your RMD, do not count as taxable income for the year, and may result in tax savings to you. Making a QCD to the Academy means that you may satisfy your RMD without incurring additional income tax. Transferred funds are not included in your gross income and do not count against the limits on deductions for charitable contributions Please consult your accountant or tax advisor for more details.
  • Make a planned gift: Consider including a gift to the Academy in your estate and financial planning. Learn more.
  • Make a gift of stock. Learn more.
  • Sponsorship: Become a sponsor of the Academy’s annual policy conference or Robert M. Ball Award, or become major annual sponsor of our core programs (for institutions and individuals).
  • Other donation platforms: The Academy also accepts contributions through sites like Facebook, Benevity (workplace giving), and via AmazonSmile.
  • Personal fundraising campaign: If you would like to learn about starting your own campaign to support the Academy’s issues (e.g., strengthening Social Security, reducing economic insecurity, etc.), using crowdfunding platforms like Causes, GoFundMe, or even Facebook, please contact Kristine Quinio, Director of Development, at

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Cash gifts and other gifts to the Academy are tax-deductible.

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