Aspen Historical Society Endowment

Thank You for Considering an Endowment Donation

Whether you are looking to maintain a family giving legacy, create a charitable remainder trust during retirement, or dispose of highly appreciated assets in a tax-efficient manner, Aspen Historical Society welcomes your support.

Funds will support educational programming, research positions, and the archive collection into the future, enhancing our mission to enrich our community through preserving and communicating its remarkable history.

Endowment Information

To learn more about making a donation to the Endowment, please contact Development Director Heather Macdonald.


Phone : 970.925.3721 x 105
Email :

Ways to Give

Supporting Aspen Historical Society’s endowment ensures the preservation of the upper Roaring Fork Valley’s rich history for future generations. There are several impactful ways to contribute:

Donate Stocks

Maximize your charitable impact by donating appreciated stocks directly. This method allows you to avoid capital gains tax and potentially receive a deduction for the full market value of the stocks.

Donor Advised Fund

Recommend a grant from your DAF to support the Aspen Historical Society. This flexible giving option allows you to manage your charitable donations and support our mission effortlessly.

Non-Probate Assets

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? Consider naming the Aspen Historical Society as a beneficiary. This can simplify the transfer process and ensure your legacy contributes to preserving Aspen’s history.


What is your current endowment?

AHS has four restricted endowments in place totaling $580,000.

Why increase the endowment?

To protect and ensure the longevity of educational programming, fellowships, and research projects, fund the accessioning of collections, and the maintenance of four historic sites.

When is your pledge period?

We welcome pledges of five years or less.


Legal Name: Aspen Historical Society

Legal Address: 620 W Bleeker Street, Aspen, CO 81611

Federal Tax ID Number: 84-6037756