Endowed gifts

Your gift can last forever

An endowment gift today helps provide a sustainable future for AFSC. When you make a gift to an endowment, your support has immediate and long-term benefits.

Here’s how it works: Endowment gifts are permanently invested by AFSC. A portion of the annual income from the endowment is used to address immediate needs at AFSC. The principal is preserved to ensure indefinite support. As the endowment grows, so does the income available for our work.

Endowments provide a stable financial base for AFSC, ensuring that we have the resources and flexibility. This allows us to take principled positions on work that is aligned with our values, be an independent voice free from government influence and politics, and remain flexible to respond to crises.

And, all of AFSC’s funds, including endowments, are invested in initiatives that align with our Quaker values. We invest in financial instruments that promote the health of families and communities; the rights of prisoners, refugees, and workers; and the environment. Our Social and Investment Policy Guidelines outline in detail the investments that adhere to our mission and how we evaluate them.

An example of how it works

Ann Tickner Ann Tickner has supported peace and justice her entire life, and found a way to honor her husband by endowing the Hayward Alker Fund as part of the Courageous Acts: The Campaign for AFSC’s Next Century initiative. She is pleased that this gift funds AFSC’s international conflict resolution work in perpetuity and memorializes her husband — and his passion for peace — at the same time. More of Ann’s story is shared here.

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Next steps

  1. Contact Alyssa Chatten at 888-588-2372 or GiftPlanning@afsc.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include AFSC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: American Friends Service Committee
Address: 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Federal tax ID number: 23-1352010

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