The AOPA Foundation Legacy Challenge, fueled by a $1 million pledge from the anonymous donor, allows participants to have a greater impact on the programs that the foundation funds. These initiatives, You Can Fly and the AOPA Air Safety Institute, build a stronger, safer pilot community, and ensure a healthy future for general aviation for generations to come.
The AOPA Foundation Legacy Society attracts donors who see fit to include a gift to GA in their current and future giving plans.
For each supporter who joins the Legacy Society after September 1, Legacy Challenge funds in an amount equal to 10 percent of the supporter’s disclosed planned gift will be activated from the $1 million pool, up to $20,000 per commitment, and made available for the essential programs the AOPA Foundation funds. For example, if a supporter documents a planned gift of $50,000, a $5,000 Legacy Challenge gift will be activated. If the value of a planned gift is left undisclosed, $1,000 in Legacy Challenge funds will be activated.
The Legacy Challenge will be active until the full $1 million is released.
The AOPA Foundation Legacy Society recognizes those who have included a legacy gift to the foundation in their estate plans. To join, donors are asked to inform the foundation of their intention to provide a future legacy gift. Legacy Society members’ names are listed on our Legacy Society recognition wall in Legacy Court at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, as well as in the AOPA Foundation’s annual report.
Qualifying planned gifts include bequests through a will or trust, beneficiary designations from a retirement account or bank account, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, beneficiary designations of a life insurance policy (the Legacy Challenge value would be based on the existing cash amount in the policy), or the creation of a fully endowed fund.