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You can help APS sustain a strong and inclusive physics community, positively impacting the lives of researchers, students, educators, and the general public.
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Enrique Segura Carrillo, a mentee in the IMPact mentoring program, is supported by generous donors like you.
Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ways to give

APS initiatives rely in great part on donations from generous individuals like you.

When giving, you can reference APS's federal tax ID number: 13-1656610. Donation-related mail can be addressed to:

APS Development Office
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

One-time online gift

Giving to APS online is a convenient and secure way to donate.

Recurring monthly giving

Small donations go a long way to supporting the vitality of APS, and monthly giving takes this one step further in securing the future of APS for generations to come.

Wire transfers and ACH

Support APS with a gift given through Automated Clearing House or direct transfer from your account.

Mail your gift

If donating to a specific campaign, please note the campaign in the memo and make checks payable to American Physical Society.

APS Development Office
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

Support APS initiatives

By giving to APS initiatives, you become an integral part of sustaining an inclusive and vibrant physics community. Your gifts directly benefit the people APS serves, from researchers and educators sharing their knowledge, to students and the general public discovering the importance of physics.

Give to the initiatives meaningful to you

APS 2023 President Robert Rosner announcing prize and award winners.
Featured giving

Support the Henry Primakoff Award Endowment

Your support for the Henry Primakoff Award endowment will promote the careers of exceptionally promising scientists working in elementary particle physics.
Support the Henry Primakoff Award Endowment

Planned giving

Through the Legacy Circle, you can strengthen the future of the physics community through sustained, planned giving, such as financial and estate planning. We recommend that you consult with your tax advisor.

Join an increasing number of APS members who make an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution to support APS programs.

A donor-advised fund allows you to easily recommend a grant in support of the APS mission.

You can contribute appreciated securities that you have owned for more than one year.

You don’t have to part with assets today—through your will or trust, you can plan a gift to APS after you provide for your loved ones, giving you flexibility to change your gift as life’s circumstances change.

You can transfer ownership, take a deduction, or deduct future premium payments on your policy to support APS's mission. You can also leverage your policy by naming APS as a beneficiary.

Check with your employer to see if they will match your gift to double your impact.

Champion the physics community by supporting award endowments

Your contributions to current APS endowment campaigns advances physics to benefit students, early career scientists, and others with exceptional achievements in the field.

Advance exceptional research accomplishments by early-career scientists in the interdisciplinary area of precision measurement and fundamental constants.

Further outstanding research in theoretical statistical physics, including the quantum fluids.

Recognize and encourage impactful research in climate physics.

Support early-career physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise.

I am grateful to APS for awarding me a Congressional Science Fellowship. It allowed me to have a career in a field I'm passionate about: renewable energy and energy efficiency. - Allan R. Hoffman

Donor recognition

APS is grateful to those who give at all levels to sustain the physics community.

View our donors in the annual report

The Leadership Circle

The APS Leadership Circle recognizes individuals and organizations who have generously demonstrated their commitment to the future of APS through lifetime giving of $100,000 or more.

The Loyal Donors Circle

The Loyal Donors Circle honors APS's annual donors of 10 consecutive years or more, whether their gifts have been $5, $50, $200, or more.

The Legacy Circle

APS is pleased to honor our Legacy Circle donors, forward-thinking members and friends who reinforce APS's mission through financial and estate planning.

Your donation helps sustain a strong and inclusive physics community, positively impacting the lives of researchers, students, educators, and the general public.

Federal tax ID: 13-1656610

APS Development Office
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

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Meet the fundraising team

APS's fundraising team is here to answer your questions to help you support the physics causes you care about most.

Kevin Kase

Director of Development

Nikki Natoli

Senior Manager, Campaign and Donor Relations

Laleña Lancaster

Prospect Research Specialist

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