Ways to Support the American School


Make a gift now by credit card, using our online contribution form


Enclose a check payable to: “American School of Classical Studies at Athens.”  In the check’s memo section, please designate the allocation of the gift.  Examples include:

  • ASCSA Annual Appeal
  • Gennadius Library Annual Appeal
  • Other (indicate particular purpose)

Checks should be mailed to:

Development Office
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232


Call 609-683-0800 to charge by phone. Or, please email us at tvirgil@ascsa.org.

Stock Transfers

You can give stock and other securities to the School, and avoid tax on any capital gains if you have held the property for longer than one year, by transferring the securities directly to the School.  Please call our Development Office for transfer instructions at 609-683-0800.

Matching Gifts

If your or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program, please request a matching gift form from the employer and send us the completed form with or following your gift.  If the employer uses an online matching gift site, please send your gift to us and visit the employer’s website to request that a matching gift be made.  Please send completed forms to:

Development Office
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

Tax-Free IRA Rollover

Donors aged 70 ½ or older may make gifts directly from their IRA and avoid taxation on the distribution. The maximum amount a donor may transfer in any calendar year is $100,000.  A couple may contribute up to $200,000 in any calendar year, each contributing $100,000 from their respective IRA.The gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account by the IRA administrator to the School.  For any questions about tax-free rollovers, please consult your IRA administrator. In addition, please contact the Development Office at 609-683-0800 or tvirgil@ascsa.org to alert us of your generous gift so we may be able to acknowledge it appropriately.


For many alumni/ae and friends of the School, a charitable bequest is the easiest way to make a gift to the School.  Giving by bequest costs nothing now, but you may derive enormous satisfaction from knowing that the School will benefit from your bequest in the future.  In your will, revocable trust or other estate plan, you can name the School as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate.  Here is sample language for a bequest:

“I give ( _____ dollars or _____ percent of the residue of my estate or _____ particular asset) to the Trustees of the American School of Classical Studies, tax id # 13-5658824,a Massachusetts charitable corporation with offices in Princeton, New Jersey as permanent endowment (for its general purposes or for a particular program or department of the School).”

The Edward Capps Society

Individuals who have included the School in their estate plans are eligible for membership in the School’s Edward Capps Society.

Other Assets You Can Give

In addition to cash and securities, you can give real estate (including the remainder interest in your residence after your death) and tangible personal property.  You can also designate the School as the beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.  For any questions about such gifts, please consult our Development Office.