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The AMS welcomes donations that are consistent with our mission and priorities. There are many ways to make a charitable contribution to the American Mathematical Society. Gifts can be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or other assets, and each gift qualifies for tax benefits under state and federal law. Our professional Development staff are ready to assist you as you explore your gift options.


How to Donate

Cash, check or credit

Giving by cash, check, or credit is easy and fast.  You can give online or download, print, and fill out the donation form and return it to the AMS Development Office. Please make checks payable to the “American Mathematical Society.”


Gifts of securities (stocks, bonds, and most mutual fund shares) can provide favorable tax advantages to you. Giving long-term appreciated property provides a double benefit:  you generally get a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of the property, plus you avoid any potential capital-gain tax.  Contact Robin Marek at the AMS Development Office  to learn more about making a gift of securities.

Real Estate

The AMS considers gifts of real property on a case-by-case basis in accordance with its gift policies.  Such donations may include residences, vacation homes, business or commercial property (developed or undeveloped).  If you are interested in donating real estate, contact the AMS AMS Development Office for information.

Other Assets

Other assets that can be gifted include gifts of tangible personal property, and royalties and distribution rights.  If you have an idea or question regarding an asset that you wish to donate to the Society, you are encouraged to discuss it with our staff.

AMS Gift Acceptance Policy
AMS Gifts of Property Policy

Bequests and Estate Planning

Your dedication to mathematics can continue for generations by way of an estate gift to the American Mathematical Society. Gifts of all sizes make a difference.

Some Guiding Questions

Many people consider these starting questions when planning their estate gift:
Do you want to support research? Education? A specific career development stage?
Do you want to support a specific AMS program, prize or fund? A specific area of mathematics?

Note: estate gifts work best when they allow for changing needs over time. Unrestricted gifts allow the most flexibility.

Examples of Estate Gifts at Work at the AMS

Several people have made influential gifts to mathematics by way of their estate plan:

Ky and Yu-Fen Fan China Exchange Program of travel grants for U.S., Canadian, and Chinese mathematicians
Leroy P. Steele Prizes for high achievement in mathematics
Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Awards for undergraduate mathematics students

You have options for making a legacy gift. You can designate a percentage or a specific dollar amount of your estate by bequest to the AMS when you prepare or update your will.

Important information for all estate planning options is as follows:

Organization Name: American Mathematical Society
Location: 201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904 USA

Tax ID number: 05-0264797

Let us thank you

The Thomas S. Fiske Society recognizes individuals who have made provision for the American Mathematical Society in their estate plans.

Questions? Contact the Development Office.

Tribute Giving

Beloved family members, friends, and colleagues can be remembered with a tribute gift during their lifetime (i.e., in honor of) or when their life has ended (i.e., in memory of).  Such gifts are an expression of respect and goodwill that greatly benefit the mathematics community. Each year, the AMS recognizes its tribute donors and the people they have remembered in two publications: the Annual Report and Notices.

To honor someone with a tribute gift, you may donate online or download, print, and fill out the donation form and return it to the AMS Development Office.


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