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When you support APS, you become a part of our vision to have a positive impact on the lives of people — researchers, educators, students and the general public — benefitting from APS programs. Since membership dues cover only the cost of member services, APS programs rely in great part on donations from generous individuals like you.

Your choice to support us is a personal one, and we aim to offer many opportunities to give in a way that is meaningful to you.

Maria Goeppert Mayer

Featured Giving Option

Maria Goeppert Mayer Award

Help recognize and enhance outstanding achievement by a woman physicist in the early years of her career by donating to the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award!

This annual award was established in 1985 and we need to increase this award from a $3,000 stipend to $5,000 so it is on par with other APS awards. This award is designed to highlight women during the early years of her career for scientific achievements that demonstrate her potential as an outstanding physicist.

Donate to the Mayer Award.

Giving Stories

Alfred Mays photo 2021
Credit: Alfred Mays

Equity, access, and opportunity...

"Equity, access, and opportunity are the essential elements of support in contributing to student success along the STEM pathway. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a proud contributor to PhysicsQuest’s distribution of kits across underserved and underrepresented communities that provide high quality STEM teaching and learning resources to students who otherwise might not have such access."

- Alfred M. Mays, Director and Chief Strategist for Diversity and Education, Senior Program Officer – Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Amy Brown

It takes a village...

"My husband and I noticed a lack of diversity within the physics community and knew that we wanted to help make this change be one of our family's philanthropic priorities. It takes a village to make these important changes and we are thrilled to be a part of that village."

- Amy Brown


Ways to Give

Donate Online

APS programs rely in great part on donations from generous individuals like you. Make your online gift today.

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Donate by Mail

Send your check, payable to American Physical Society, to:

APS Development Office
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

If donating to a specific campaign, please note the campaign in the memo.

Planned Gifts

Learn about additional ways to give, make a qualified charitable distribution, consider joining the APS Legacy Circle, or email us. It is recommended that you consult with your tax advisor.

Legacy Circle

Donor Recognition

APS is grateful for each of the gifts and pledges received in support of its mission to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of scientific commnuity and society at large. We are pleased to recognize our generous donors in our annual report and Leadership Circle.

APS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Society are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.