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"Climbing reminds us of what people can do. It reminds us that much in life is yet to be discovered, much less conquered. It's a look at inspiration." - Anonymous


Your tax-deductible gift to the American Alpine Club helps the members and volunteers pursue the mission and core programs of the club. From working on the Denali management plan to working with the Huascaran National Park, from Clean Climber campaigns in Indian Creek to the Khumbu restoration project, your donation is working to protect the climbing experience for years to come.

Alongside flagship conservation efforts, our Library, the American Alpine Journal and the AAC Grants program serve to inspire generations of climbers to greater heights. Please help inspire your fellow climbers and enhance the climbing experience for years to come.

There are many ways to support the American Alpine Club. Please read on and find your preferred method of support. if you have any questions or would like more information, please call our Development office at (303) 384-0110 ext. 104 or email give@americanalpineclub.org.

Learn about the Campaign for Climbers!



Ways to Give

One-Time Gift

Make a one-time donation to the AAC.

Great Ranges Fellowship

The Great Ranges Fellowship is a new program aimed at bringing our donor-members together with exclusive events and trips, timely “insider” communications, improved benefits, and access to staff and officials like never before. At the AAC we value every gift—no matter what its size. In recognition of our most generous donors, we’ve created this program.


Monthly Giving Program

As a member of our monthly giving program, you provide donations directly from your credit card to the American Alpine Club over an extended period of time. Monthly contributions will begin on the date of your first contribution and continue as long as you wish. You can change, suspend or cancel your gift at any time. Your credit card statement serves as your receipt and you will receive an annual statement at the end of the year. Become a monthly giving member by calling Lauren Shockey, Membership Coordinator, at (303) 384-0110 x110.

Matched Gift

Did you know that you could double or triple your dollar donations to the AAC? Through a matched gift, you can not only increase your giving but also help direct other employees in your company to donate to the AAC. Many companies offer their employees an opportunity to have donations to their favorite non-profit organization doubled by matching the money given dollar for dollar. Matched giving is a great way for companies to recognize and support the interests of their employees while helping on a philanthropic level.

The AAC has a recognized 501(c)(3) (tax-exempt) status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and is eligible to receive matching gifts. Why not ask your employer if they have a matched giving program to support you with your fundraising. To participate, please request a matching gift form from your HR department and complete it. Send us your completed matching gift form and we will notify you when your gift has been matched.

Please send to the AAC office:

The American Alpine Club
Attn: Development
710 10th St Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401

Planned Giving

The Piolet Society honors those who remember the AAC in their estate plans.  Most estate gifts come as a bequest through a will or living trust, or as a beneficiary designation of an IRA or life insurance policy.  Each of these options allows you to retain full control of your assets during life.  Through the Piolet Society, you can leave a legacy as timeless as the mountains themselves.

For more information about charitable estate planning – or to join the Piolet Society – please contact us at 303-384-0110 or give@americanalpineclub.org


Stock Donations

Stock donations are a great way to support the programs you care about most and avoid capital gains tax. To facilitate a gift of stock, please use the following instructions. If you have a specific question, please contact our Development office by phone at (303) 384-0110 ext. 104 or email at give@americanalpineclub.org.

Step 1: Initiate Transfer

The first step is to contact your broker to initiate the transfer. Your broker can arrange to have the securities delivered electronically to the American Alpine Club through Charles Schwab & Co:

  • Charles Schwab & Co DTC Number: 0164 code 40;
  • the AAC's Account Number: 1544-4329

Step 2: Notify the American Alpine Club

Please provide us some information about the gift for audit and acknowledgment purposes. Notify the AAC now or send a letter with the following information:

  • Donor's full name and complete address
  • Name and number of securities transferred
  • Date of the transfer
  • Specific American Alpine Club program to which gift should be directed, if any

Send the letter to this address:

The American Alpine Club
Attn: Development
710 10th Street, Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401

E-mail: give@americanalpineclub.org
Phone: (303) 384-0110 ext. 104
Fax: (303) 384-0111

Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal employee and would like to contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign, our CFC number is 11244.

All donations over and above the cost of membership are 100% tax-deductible and are acknowledged by the American Alpine Club. On behalf of climbers everywhere, thank you.

Questions about the AAC's participation in the Combined Federal Campaign should be addressed the AAC office at (303) 384-0110 ext. 104.