Ways to Give

Friends of the American Alliance of Museums who wish to make a contribution are encouraged to consider the following donor options:

Gifts of Cash

Cash donations are often the most convenient form of giving. Cash gifts are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized. Gifts of cash can be made over the phone by calling 202-289-9139, made online or sent to our lockbox at:

The American Alliance of Museums - Development
PO Box 741970
Atlanta, GA 30374-1970


A pledge enables a donor to consider a more significant gift as it is payable over five years.


Readily marketable securities, such as those traded on the stock exchange or in the over-the-counter market, may be accepted by the Alliance.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving may be a preferable way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts and bequests.