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You can have a positive impact on the lives of people — researchers, educators, students and the general public — benefitting from APS programs. The Society’s membership dues are applied only to the cost of member services, and APS programs rely in great part on donations from generous individuals like you.

Your gift of any amount will make a difference in advancing and diffusing the knowledge of physics, and is greatly appreciated by the Society.

Gifts to the Area of Greatest Need are often used to fulfill needs that arise quickly; others are used to strengthen ongoing programs; all advance the APS mission.

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Kevin Kase, Director of Development
(301) 209-3224 or

Education & Diversity
Improve physics education and promote a diverse workforce
Public Engagement
Engage people of all ages in the wonders of science and physics
Government Affairs
Government Affairs
Shape national science policy and foster science communication
International Affairs
International Affairs
Foster international communication and collaboration between physicists
Matching Membership
Matching Membership
Bring the benefits of APS membership to physicists in developing countries
APS Honors
APS Honors
Recognize achievements in research, education, and public service

Endowment Campaigns

APS programs rely in great part on donations from generous individuals like you. In addition to supporting programs, your donations can support the following endowment campaigns.

Ways to Give


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By Mail

Send your check, payable to American Physical Society, to:

APS Development Office
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

If donating to a specific campaign, please note the campaign in the memo.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer a Matching Gift Program to increase the impact of employee charitable gifts. Please check with your company to see if this is an option for you.

Planned Gifts

Learn about additional ways to give, consider joining the APS Legacy Circle, or email us. It is recommended that you consult with your tax advisor.

Donor Advised Funds

Maximize your philanthropic impact by making a grant recommendation to APS, and advance our mission and programs through your Donor Advised Funds.

Make a Pledge

Inform us ( of your commitment to a charitable gift to be paid in full over a predetermined course of time.

Donor Recognition

APS is grateful for gifts received from members and other individuals, corporations, laboratories, governmental agencies, and institutions. Since membership dues cover only the cost of member services, APS depends to a great extent on contributions. We are pleased to recognize our generous donors in our annual reports.

APS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Society are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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