There are a number of ways for individuals, foundations and corporations to support the impactful work of the Academy:

Matching Gifts

Employers often match employee donations to qualifying organizations. The Academy Development team will work closely with you to help facilitate your employer’s matching gift requirements.

Event Sponsorships

Through special events such as the Academy’s Annual Gala, Fellows and Library activities, we offer opportunities to private-sector and industry leaders to participate in furthering the Academy’s mission. To view all of our events please click here.

Planned Giving

The Academy recognizes donors of endowments and planned gifts through its John Stearns Legacy Society. By naming the Academy as the beneficiary of a planned gift such as bequests, retirement funds, insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts and annuity trusts, may allow you to realize tax and income benefits during your lifetime.

  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and Other Assets: A gift of long-term appreciated marketable securities may yield tax benefits, and can be easily executed via electronic transfer.
  • Life Insurance: Life insurance may directly fund a gift or may be used to replace a previously gifted asset.  
  • Closely Held Business Stock: Business owners contributing closely held stock are allowed a charitable deduction for fair-market value of the stock.
  • Endowments: Ensuring an enduring legacy while providing critical support for specific Academy priorities are dual benefits of a gift of endowed funds. The Academy offers numerous endowed gift opportunities such as lectures and public programs, as well as professional positions in policy, research leadership, and library curation. Donors of endowed funds of $25,000 or more are recognized in the John Stearns Legacy Society.