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AOS Gift Opportunities

Whether giving today or planning a gift for the future, you may designate the purpose of your donation to AOS.

Unrestricted Gifts of any size to AOS, whether to the general operating funds or AOS’s general endowment (Council-designated invested funds), play a crucial role in sustaining and expanding AOS’s impact in advancing ornithology in the Americas. These funds support our priority efforts and all of AOS's programs serving our members.

New Restricted Gifts of $25,000 or more to the AOS endowment may be identified for a specific purpose, with Council approval, and may become a named endowment fund. When funds are to be used for a new AOS program, the donation must generate enough income to fully cover its costs.

If you would like to direct your gift for a specific use, or receive information on setting up a named fund, please contact AOS Executive Director Melinda Pruett-Jones at 312-665-7936 or

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