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:

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Development Office
321 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-1515


Call 609-683-0800 to charge by phone. Or, please email us at ascsa@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. For transfer instructions, please contact our Development Office at ascsa@ascsa.org or 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:

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Development Office
321 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-1515


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.

Your Gifts are Tax Deductible

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under Federal Tax ID 13-5658824. Donations to the American School are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law in the United States. For other countries, please check with your local tax adviser regarding tax deductions of charitable contributions.

Please note: The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax adviser. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may differ.