Leave a Legacy

Planned Giving Is For Everyone

Many APS supporters choose to leave a donation in their wills and trusts as an important way to have a long-term impact, without any upfront cost during their lifetimes.

Making a will is one of the most impactful ways to extend your love and generosity for your family and friends. It can also help to foster scientific research and discovery.

By leaving a gift to APS in your will or trust, you are building a powerful legacy to advance the discipline of physiology and ultimately improve human and animal health.

Legacy giving isn’t only for the wealthy — gifts of any size are deeply appreciated, and there is a wide range in gift sizes from $100 to $1 million.

Next Steps

  1. To get started, visit www.freewill.com/aps. You can create a legal will online, or document your wishes and find an attorney near you to finish the process.
  2. Specify within your will the amount or percentage of your estate you’d like to leave (if any) to APS and other charity organizations.
  3. Rest assured knowing you’ll be making positive change for generations to come. You also become a member of the 1887 Legacy Circle and receive special recognition for your gift.

Additional Information

If you’d prefer to go straight to an attorney to draft your will and you choose to leave a gift in your will, we suggest the following language and to advise us of your intentions by completing and returning a bequest intention form.

“I bequeath (amount or percentage) to the American Physiological Society, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Maryland, with the principal business address of 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3991 and federal tax identification number 53-0204660.”

Contact Us

If you have any questions about planned giving, please contact APS Development Director, John R. Van Ness, PhD at jvanness@the-aps.org or 301-634-7406.