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Why Give?

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has been  supporting the advancement and achievements of women in mathematics for over 50 years.  Through support of our wide-ranging and successful programming, as well as assisting in the creation of AWM student chapters, and expanding our growing research symposium, the AWM as well as engaging in effective policy and advocacy work, the AWM is positively impacting the face of mathematics.  This important work is only made possible through the generosity of our donors, and we invite you to join us!

Conference of the Association for Women in Mathematics, Santa Clara University.

In addition to the Programs and Awards that we provide, AWM supports activities that seek to change the profession, to welcome more women at all levels and help to anchor them in the community. Our Policy and Advocacy work includes pushing for a Anti-Harrassment Policies at conferences, Advocating on the Hill, and supporting #TimesUp for Math. We also run subject-specific research networks to grow and expand the profession, and to put women in positions where they can move to leadership roles.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the AWM, including:

GIFTS OF STOCK 

Gifts of appreciated securities (stock) provide tax advantages to the donor.   By making a charitable gift of stock directly to the AWM, the donor bypasses payment of capital gains on the charitable gift.  Additionally, the donor receives a tax deduction for the amount of the gift at the time the gift is made.   Gifts of stock are a great way to both support the work of the AWM while at the same time securing valuable tax benefits for the savvy donor.   For more information on how you can make a gift of stock to AWM, contact Development Director Kathleen McKinstra, JD, at kathleen@awm-math.org  for more information.

GIFTS FROM AN IRA

Making a gift from your IRA can help support the important work of the AWM as well as provide the donor with effective tax benefits.   When you reach age 72 (age 73 if you turn 72 after 12/31/22) you are required to withdraw funds from your IRA. Any required minimum distributions (RMD) from your IRA that are directly sent to the AWM are not taxable.   Specific rules must be followed but this strategy effectively removes taxable income from the donor generating savings on taxes owed.  For more information, contact AWM Development Director, Kathleen McKinstra, JD, at kathleen@awm-math.org

GIFTS FROM A DONOR ADVISED FUND

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a charitable account established by a donor for the purpose of supporting IRS recognized charitable entities, such as the AWM. When a donor contributes cash, stock or other assets to a donor advised fund the donor is generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction for the amount of the contribution.  Moreover, the donor is invited to advise where the funds should be distributed, hence the term ‘donor advised fund.’  Funds do not have to be distributed right away, thereby allowing for tax-free growth. For more information on donor advised funds, contact AWM Development Director, Kathleen McKinstra, JD, at kathleen@awm-math.org 

GIFTS USING A CREDIT CARD

Many donors still prefer to make a gift using their credit card.  This method is an effective way  to support the work of the AWM and provide the donor, if they itemize their taxes,  with a tax deduction for the amount of the donation.  Donate here using our secure donation portal:   Donate here

 GIFTS USING A CHECKING ACCOUNT

It’s still common for many donors to support the work of the AWM by sending us a check.  If the donor itemizes her tax return, this method allows the donor to receive a tax deduction for the amount of the donation. 

If this is your preferred method make your check payable to:           

Association for Women in Mathematics;                              

Mail your check to us at:

Association for Women in Mathematics                                   
PO Box 40876                                                                           
Providence   RI   02940

PLANNED GIVING

Planned gifts are gifts that benefit the AWM made through your estate.  There are many ways by which you can provide an estate or planned gift to benefit the AWM and many are much easier to accomplish than you may think.  

Below are just a few examples of how you can use your estate to provide a meaningful gift to the AWM and by doing so, positively impact the future for women and girls in the wide ranging field of mathematical sciences.

USING YOUR LAST WILL & TESTAMENT or YOUR REVOCABLE TRUST  

Your Will or Trust can provide for an estate gift to the AWM following your death.  The gift can be made as a specific sum or alternatively, a percentage of your estate or trust assets.   We would be honored to speak with you or your estate attorney and provide appropriate language that you can include in your Will or Trust to incorporate a planned gift to the AWM. To learn more contact Development Director, Kathleen McKinstra, JD, at kathleen@awm-math.org      

USING A BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION                                                                              

You can use a beneficiary designation to make an estate gift from your life insurance, retirement plan or annuity naming AWM as the full or partial beneficiary of these assets. In addition to providing needed resources for the AWM, your estate may benefit from avoiding or reducing estate tax, if such is imposed at your death.   For more information contact Development Director, Kathleen McKinstra, JD, at kathleen@awm-math.org                            

USING A TRANSFER ON DEATH (TOD) OR PAYABLE ON DEATH (POD) DESIGNATION

You can place a transfer on death designation (TOD) on your investment or brokerage account, and/ or a payable on death (POD) designation on your bank accounts, including checking, savings, money market or certificate of deposit accounts.  You can use a TOD or POD to name the AWM as the intended recipient or beneficiary of whatever remains in these accounts at your death. For more information, contact Development Director, Kathleen  McKinstra,JD, at kathleen@awm-math.org 

ESTABLISHING A CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST

You can establish a Charitable Remainder Trust which is an irrevocable trust that generates a potential income stream for you as the donor (or an income stream to named beneficiaries) with the remainder of these donated assets going to the AWM at death.   It can provide valuable tax advantages as well.   For more information contact Development Director, Kathleen M. McKinstra, JD, at kathleen@awm-math.org 

There is no cost or obligation to speak with AWM Development Director, Kathleen McKinstra, JD, and doing so may help you decide which strategy best suits your needs.

Kathleen would welcome a conversation to learn of your interest in supporting the work of AWM using a planned gift.  Please reach out to her today at:  kathleen@awm-math.org   

Note:  The above material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

AWM events can always use your help!

  • Sign up to be on AWM Committees!
  • At the Joint Mathematics Meeting, the SIAM Annual Meeting, and at MAA’s MathFest, AWM has a booth in the Exhibition Area. Volunteer to staff the booth, meet new members, talk to people about why AWM matters, and share the many opportunities for how others can get involved.
  • At the biennial AWM Research Symposium, volunteers are need to manage rooms and AV, help with registration, and even sell t-shirts! Planning to attend? Let us know if you will be able to help.

We are test driving an AWM volunteer portal where we have started to collect small projects that would benefit from some volunteer love! Check out the link and see if there are ways that you would enjoy using your talents to improve AWM, such as:

  • Converting word docs into LaTeX
  • Adapting AWM web content
  • Improving our student chapter outreach
  • Fostering AWM lunch tables at MAA sectional meetings as a way for women in to connect regionally

Questions? Contact the AWM Executive Director at ed.admin@awm-math.org.

  • α (alpha) Circle: $5,000+
  • β (beta) Circle: $2,500 – $4,999
  • γ (gamma) Circle: $1,000 – $2,499
  • λ (lambda) Circle: $500 – $999
  • μ (mu) Circle: $150 – $499
  • π (pi) Circle: $50 – $149

We thank all of our current individual donors, who are listed here.

Other Ways to Give

The AWM relies on other types of support, including:

Individual and Institutional memberships are vital to the AMW programs.  Visit our membership pages (https://awm-math.org/membership/) to learn more.  When you join or renew, consider making an additional contribution.

AWM events can always use your help!

  • Sign up to be on AWM Committees!
  • At the Joint Mathematics Meeting, the SIAM Annual Meeting, and at MAA’s MathFest, AWM has a booth in the Exhibition Area. Volunteer to staff the booth, meet new members, talk to people about why AWM matters, and share the many opportunities for how others can get involved.
  • At the biennial AWM Research Symposium, volunteers are need to manage rooms and AV, help with registration, and even sell t-shirts! Planning to attend? Let us know if you will be able to help.

We are test driving an AWM volunteer portal where we have started to collect small projects that would benefit from some volunteer love! Check out the link and see if there are ways that you would enjoy using your talents to improve AWM, such as:

  • Converting word docs into LaTeX
  • Adapting AWM web content
  • Improving our student chapter outreach
  • Fostering AWM lunch tables at MAA sectional meetings as a way for women in to connect regionally

Questions? Contact the AWM Executive Director at ed.admin@awm-math.org.

Donations are Tax Deductible

All contributions to the AWM are deductible from federal taxable income when the donor itemized her taxes.  Additionally, the law still allows an individual to claim up to $300 in charitable deductions ($600 for a married couple) for cash gifts made to public charities, such as the AWM.   The AWM is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor for tax information specific to your situation.

  AWM TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:  23-7354959