Gifts to the Aviators' Post


To help the Aviators’ Post in its quest to preserve the history of and promote the development of aviation in all branches of the Military Services, to assist veterans and their families, and in its mission to recognize outstanding AFROTC cadets, USAF Academy cadets and military aviators through its annual awards presentations, you should consider a tax-deductible contribution.

The Post is a Section 501(c)(19) tax-exempt veterans organization. As such, charitable gifts and bequests are completely tax-deductible in accordance with 26 U. S. C. 170(c)(3) and 26 U. S. C. 2055(a)(4), respectively. That means:

  • If you have any significantly appreciated stock and decide to make that part or all of your donation to the Post, you would reduce part or all of the capital gains tax liability to your estate.

  • If you would like to leave the Post a bequest in your Will, you will reduce the tax liability to your estate. See your tax advisor for the exact wording required.

You can also use your IRA to make an annual gift to the Aviators’ Post. The new Pension Protection Act allows you to make a charitable gift from your Required Minimum Distribution. This is a great opportunity to lower your tax burden and help secure the future of the Aviators’ Post. You must comply with the following:

(a) You must be 70 ½ years of age
(b) Tax benefits apply for gifts up to $100,000 per year for tax years 2006 and 2007 only
c) Your IRA account administrator must make the distribution directly to the Avaitors’ Post

Your tax-deductible donation to the Aviators’ Post helps to ensure continued support for our veterans', educational, and award programs in many ways, including:

  • financial assistance to veterans and their families

  • donations to aviation museums

  • Valor Award Medals which we present annually to aviators of the three services who have been recommended for the medal by his or her respective Chief of Staff.

  • annual awards to AFROTC cadets and the Summer, Fall and Spring semester Cadet Wing Commanders at the U. S. Air Force Academy

Any donations will be greatly appreciated and put to good use.

Contact the Commander or Treasurer if you have any questions regarding gifts to the Post.