Membership & Fellowship: Making an Impact on Our Specialty

Did you know that membership dues only account for 31% of ACOG’s budget? The College relies on donations to support the programs and initiatives important to you and our specialty.  Programs like The Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care, the Robert C. Cefalo National Leadership Institute and programs for underserved women would not be possible without the generosity of  members like you. 

While all gifts are appreciated—from $50 dues statement giving to $3,000 Honor Your Mentor plaques—another impactful way to give is by including the College in your estate plans.

There are several gift arrangements to consider:


A bequest in your will or trust is an easy way to provide for family while also helping to secure the College’s future. If you are considering a bequest to ACOG, here is some suggested wording to take to your attorney:

"After fulfilling all other specific provisions, I give, devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder (or $___) of my estate to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a charitable corporation (Tax ID #32217981) currently having offices at 409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024"

Donate Appreciated Securities

You can bequest gifts of stock now or in your estate plans.

Life Insurance

You can make the College a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Retirement Assets

Consider making the College a beneficiary of a specific amount or percentage of your retirement plan assets.

IRA Rollovers

If you are 70 ½ years old or older, consider making a gift to ACOG from your IRA. You can make tax-free gifts up to $100,000 per person, per year ($200,000 for couples). By giving directly from your IRA, you won’t increase your adjusted gross income and possibly subject your society security income to a higher level of taxation. 

As with all decisions related to your estate planning, we encourage you to work with your financial advisor and planned giving attorney when considering a gift to the College. 

To learn more about how you can make a meaningful and lasting contribution to your profession, please see our Legacies newsletter or contact Senior Manager, Individual Giving Kathleen Kenny at or at 202-863-2479.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998