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Support Astronomy Today, Tomorrow, or in Perpetuity

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 13:50

The American Astronomical Society is proud to join the global #GivingTuesday movement. We hope you’ll consider making a gift this post-Thanksgiving week to help secure the future of the AAS and support its mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.

For those seeking a legacy investment, you’re welcome to give to the AAS Initiative Endowment Fund. Professor Jeremiah P. Ostriker, our 1972 Helen B. Warner Prize recipient and our 1980 Henry Norris Russell Lecturer, made a generous contribution to get the fund started. Once established, the AAS Initiative Endowment Fund will provide a steady source of funds on which the Society can rely in perpetuity.

Looking to support our science while maximizing your tax benefits? Consider a gift of appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. You can claim a charitable deduction for the full market value of the securities on the date the gift is made. Moreover, gifts of securities are not subject to capital gains tax.

BONUS: Donate $250 or more to any fund or mix of funds and you’ll be invited to the Donor Reception and Donor Lounge at the 2018 winter and summer AAS meetings.

Thank you for supporting our community and helping to secure the future of the AAS and the astronomical sciences!

The AAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and all donations by US taxpayers are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. The AAS will issue letters for donations of $100 or more. Federal Tax ID# 21-0735173.

Diane K. Frendak
Director of Membership Services
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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