Including the ASA in your estate planning is a very meaningful way to make a lasting impact on the important work of the organization, while allowing you to achieve your own charitable giving goals. There are several options when considering your estate planning and we would be happy to discuss these options with you. It is highly recommended that you seek legal counsel or a financial planning expert to assist you in deciding what the best option is for you.

In appreciation of your generous support, you will be recognized as a member of the exclusive ASA 1839 Society and receive the following:

  • A commemorative gift of recognition from the ASA
  • Personal quarterly updates from the executive director
  • An invitation to an exclusive donor reception at the Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Recognition on the ASA website upon making your commitment
  • Customized recognition and stewardship opportunities based on your needs and interests

Ways to Give

Bequests may be made simply by including the ASA in your will as a beneficiary. If you are interested in naming the ASA as a beneficiary, please contact us for appropriate language.

Life Insurance
Life insurance can be used to make a significant, affordable charitable gift by naming the ASA as the owner, or as a beneficiary.

Charitable Remainder Trust
With the use of a charitable remainder trust, you irrevocably transfer property—cash, securities, or appreciated property—to a trustee, which may be the charity or a trust company managing the trust fund. The right to the income from the trust, either for life or a specified period of time, remains with you. You agree to donate the residual capital to the ASA at the end of the specified period of time. This type of planning has significant benefits, especially to fixed income grantors. Charitable remainder trusts supply you with a steady income, determined annually or at inception, depending on the type of trust, without the responsibility of fund management.

Charitable Lead Trust
A charitable lead trust functions in a similar manner to the charitable remainder trust, except it pays income to the ASA for a specific period of time, with the balance of the trust corpus paid to the named noncharitable beneficiary at the end of the term

Gift Annuities
Gift annuities represent direct transfers to the ASA of an amount to which a specified rate of return is applied to provide a periodic benefit. The gift to the ASA is complete with a returned promise on our part to meet the annuity payments.

How to Contribute

For more information about the 1839 Society and to find out how you can make a planned gift to the ASA, please contact:

Amanda Malloy
Director of Development
American Statistical Association
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 684-1221

The ASA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Contributions made to the ASA are tax deductible.