Ways to Give
Gifts to the APS are tax-deductible
in accordance with the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.
CHECKS should be made payable to the American Philosophical Society and sent to:
American Philosophical Society
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
ONLINE GIFTS may be made by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) to the Fund for the American Philosophical Society through:
CREDIT CARD GIFTS may be made online as noted above, or by calling a member of the Development Office staff.
SECURITIES may be transferred directly into the Society’s gift account at Wells Fargo Advisors, Account # 5734-3049, DTC #0141. Any questions should be referred to the Society’s Director of Philanthropic Resources at 215-440-3434. Gifts of appreciated securities (held for more than one year) may be beneficial to donors in terms of avoiding capital gains taxation. For tax purposes, and in accordance with IRS regulations, gifts of securities are valued by calculating the mean between the stock’s high and low on the date of gift, which is generally the date on which it is transferred into the Society’s account.
MATCHING GIFTS are welcomed from donors affiliated with corporations or foundations that will match their charitable contributions. Please obtain a matching gifts form from your personnel office, complete it, and send it to the Society along with your gift. Retirees, directors, and spouses are often eligible for this benefit as well as employees. In the event that your matching gift source limits its gifts to certain kinds of non-profit organizations, please remember that APS core programs include a Library, Museum, and Research Grants.
For PLANNED (DEFERRED) GIFTS: Please follow this link:
GIFTS OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY are of interest to both the Library and the Museum, in accordance with their respective collecting policies. Please follow the links below:
If you would like to discuss the possibility of a gift of property (e.g., real estate, jewelry, coins, etc.) for a purpose unrelated to the Society’s collections, please contact Nanette Holben at 215-440-3434 or nholben [at] amphilsoc [dot] org.