AMS Giving Program

Giving Stories

Paying It Forward
Paying It Forward

"A portion of our estate is therefore designated to support an AMS scholarship. But that will be in the future. We also wanted to help out now. The concept of a Living Endowment provided a perfect solution."

—Walt and Liv Lyons

Empowering Future Leaders
Empowering Future Leaders

"AMS has been an integral part of my professional life for over 40 years, since 1973 as an undergraduate student, then later while working with Ted Fujita at the University of Chicago. I believe in the Society's mission and vision; therefore, Jina and I pledge to support the AMS Centennial Campaign. We are committing to a gift from our retirement plans when we reach the age to take a required minimum distribution. We hope this gift will help young scientists to reach their potential and empower them to be the next generation of leaders."
—Roger and Jina Wakimoto

Advancing Scientific Integrity
Advancing Scientific Integrity

"In its first century, AMS set a high standard for advancing the integrity of knowledge.  Furthering that advance during the next century requires each of us to contribute in ways that ensure AMS extends its role as an innovative leader among scientific and professional societies."
—Elke Meier and Bill Gail

Helping a New Generation
Helping a New Generation

"AMS has been such an important part of my career that we would like to help a new generation of young people get a good start on their own careers.  We are endowing a scholarship for under-represented students providing donations in the present and in the future."
—Warren and Mary Washington

Leaving a Legacy to AMS
Leaving a Legacy to AMS

"I began to think about how I could support AMS through a legacy gift that will live on after I am no longer able to participate directly in AMS programs. Like several of my colleagues, I discovered that designating AMS as the beneficiary of my TIAA-CREF retirement fund was the easiest way for me to proceed and would provide AMS with the greatest financial benefit."
—Eileen Shea

Giving Back to AMS
Giving Back to AMS

"Ever since AMS Executive Director Ken Spengler gave me a personal tour of AMS Headquarters as a student member in 1967, the AMS has contributed greatly to my professional life for over 50 years."
—Fred and Meg Carr

Rick and Michele Rosen
Rick and Michele Rosen

"We established a deferred charitable gift annuity by donating appreciated stock that had grown over the years. In doing so, we enjoyed an immediate tax deduction and avoided paying capital gains tax, while ensuring a guaranteed income stream—some of which will come to us tax-free—for the rest of our lives. Giving through a deferred charitable gift annuity was simple and beneficial to us and to AMS.."
—Rick and Michele Rosen

Funding the Future with a Gift to AMS Today
Funding the Future with a Gift to AMS Today

"Finding new ways of solving old problems and using the new technology our young scientists will have available to them is critical to our future, as a profession and as a society."
—Marv and Mary Dickerson

Increasing My Annual Gift to AMS
Increasing My Annual Gift to AMS

"How better to give back to an organization that has given so much to me and to ensure that the next generation has opportunities to contribute in so many ways we cannot yet imagine."
—Joe Friday

Why I Want to Leave a Legacy Gift to AMS
Why I Want to Leave a Legacy Gift to AMS

"It is time for me to give back to AMS for all the Society has given me... As my husband, Jim, and I thought about how best to support the AMS Anniversary Campaign, we sought out advice on different ways of giving and discovered that for us giving through our retirement plans best suited our family’s needs."
—Susan and Jim Avery

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Stephanie Armstrong
Associate Executive Director
American Meteorological Society
617-226-3906
armstrong@ametsoc.org

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