APS units are required to coordinate fundraising efforts with the Development Office in order to ensure alignment with institutional funding needs and priorities, as well as adherence to APS policies and procedures, fundraising industry best practices, and IRS guidelines for charitable contributions.

The Development Office is responsible for conducting all fundraising campaigns for the Society. It also works with the Membership Department to raise annual gifts via the membership renewal process. Development works collaboratively with APS units on fundraising for new and established society level honors. Assistance includes:

  • Setting fundraising goals based on stipends and travel and certificate expenses
  • Identifying and qualifying prospects
  • Developing strategies and materials for solicitation
  • Billing sponsors
  • Processing and reconciling gifts with Accounting
  • Processing acknowledgement letters
  • Providing long-term stewardship of donors
  • Providing administrative support

Further information about fundraising for Honors is available from this helpful resource:
Gray Arrow Fundraising for APS Honors

There is a proposal document for a new prize or award for obtaining the proper approvals from the APS Committee on Prizes & Awards and APS Council.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Kevin Kase
Director of Development
301-209-3224 or