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Leaving a Legacy: Planned or Deferred Gifts

Planned gifts enable you to integrate your charitable and financial goals and provide present or future support for AAAS, or a specific AAAS program that is important to you. They can also provide valuable tax benefits, income, and other financial returns for you and your spouse or loved ones.

Some of the most common planned giving mechanisms include bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gifts of life insurance, and gifts of retirement plan assets. In addition to connecting with the Office of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships at AAAS to discuss how your gift can be targeted to most effectively meet your philanthropic goals, we recommend working with a knowledgeable advisor such as an attorney, financial planner, or CPA to help structure the gift that best suits your needs

Contact us to learn more about how your planned gift can help to ensure the future of AAAS or to let us know that you have made a deferred gift. Donors who provide for AAAS through their wills or other charitable plans will be highlighted among the members of our 1848 Society.

There are a number of different types of planned and deferred gifts, some of which are outlined below: