How To Donate

Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or wait until later, we can find an arrangement that fits your needs. Together, we can come up with a plan that lets you provide for your family while ensuring the future of the Alaska Aviation Museum.

If you are ready to make a contribution to the Endowment, or have any questions, please contact our board of directors to schedule a meeting by calling (907) 771-0515 or emailing

We offer the following options for growing the Endowment.

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts, such as cash, securities, real estate or personal property, provide the most immediate return on your partnership with the Endowment as well as the greatest tax benefit and savings.

Ongoing Gifts

Another option is to annually donate a set amount of money spread out over a defined period of time.

Deferred Gifts

Deferred gifts can offer you the opportunity to make a larger contribution to the future of the Alaska Aviation Museum than you may have thought possible. There are many types of deferred gifts, including will bequests or trust provisions, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, qualified retirement plans and more.

Please note that the AAME does not offer legal, tax or financial planning advice. You are encouraged to consult your own legal counsel, tax advisor and/or financial planner.

With A Planned Gift, You Can:

  • Make a larger charitable gift than you thought possible
  • Take care of the financial needs of your family first
  • Provide inheritances for your heirs at a lower tax cost
  • Reduce your income tax and capital gains taxes
  • Diversify your investment portfolio
  • Leave a legacy without giving up assets

Donor Recognition

Major supporters of the AAM Endowment will be recognized by name on a Wall of Honor at the Alaska Aviation Museum and at an annual appreciation event. Contributors who wish for their gift to be anonymous will not be identified by name.

Recognition Levels

  • Frequent flyer: Ongoing annual contribution of $1,000 or more
  • Stearman: $5,000 – $24,999
  • DC-3: $25,000 – $49,999
  • Electra – $50,000 – $99,999
  • Jet – $100,000 and up

We ask anyone who has made a bequest intention to the AAME to let us know. We’d like to celebrate your generosity.

Remember: A donation to the Endowment signifies a lasting legacy by the donor.