Planned Giving

Tomorrow’s work supported by today’s leaders.

Since 1945, members of the American Geophysical Union’s Legacy Society have sustained a commitment to support and advance the future work of AGU and its members well past their lifetimes through planned giving. Your support will continue this tradition as we approach AGU’s Centennial and beyond.

For many, planned gifts through bequests, life insurance policies, or retirement plans can create opportunities to support AGU with larger charitable gifts than could be done through current income alone. Planned gifts provide a foundational source of funding for AGU’s programs and a number of benefits to donors, including:

  • The ability to contribute to the long-term health and success of the Union
  • Charitable tax deductions for your estate
  • Membership in AGU’s Legacy Society and inclusion in special recognition and events
  • The ability to direct your support to the area of AGU’s work where you see the greatest need

Planned gifts can come in many forms such as charitable bequests, gifts of life insurance, or retirement plan benefits. 

To leave AGU in your will today, simply share this sentence with your attorney or financial planner: “I bequeath $______ or _____% of my estate to the American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009 (tax ID# 52-0955532).”

Download the AGU Legacy Society brochure to find out more about how you can plan for the future of science.

Let us know if you have already included AGU as part of your estate planning so that we can include you as we recognize Legacy Society members at future Fall Meetings. Complete the Legacy Society intention form or contact Victoria Thompson at or 1-202-777-7471.


The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax adviser.