Memorial or Tribute Gift

Memorial gifts can be an especially meaningful way to commemorate the life of someone special while also benefiting AIP through the AIP Foundation.

You can make a gift in memory of someone by supporting an existing fund or by establishing a named fund for a particular purpose, for which minimum gift levels apply. You can mail a memorial or tribute contribution to us at the address below, or may use our secure online giving form (click on the Give Now button above) to make that gift--the online form includes an option for sharing information about your honoree.

Should you wish to include information in an obituary for the purpose of directing memorial gifts to the AIP Foundation, we are grateful for your thought and offer the following sample wording:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the AIP Foundation to benefit the American Institute of Physics, in memory of [individual’s name]. Checks should be made payable to the AIP Foundation with “in memory of [individual’s name]” noted and mailed to:

AIP Foundation
Attn: Development Office
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

Informing Family Members

At the request of a family member or friend, the AIP Foundation will report the names and addresses of memorial donors to a designated family member for the purpose of sending acknowledgements. Gift amounts will not be included.

For further information about memorial gifts, please contact Steve McAlister at smcalister@aip.org or call 301-209-3150.

Tribute Gifts

Recognize a personal milestone—a birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, or other special occasion—with a gift to AIP through the AIP Foundation in honor of someone special. Like memorial gifts, tribute or celebratory gifts can be made to an existing AIP Foundation fund or by establishing a named fund for a specific purpose, for which minimum gift levels apply.

Informing Tribute Honorees: Honorees will be notified by the AIP Foundation of the names and addresses of individuals who make a gift or establish a fund in their honor. Gift amounts will not be included.

For further information about tribute gifts, please contact Steve McAlister at smcalister@aip.org or call 301-209-3150.