Annual Fund

Annual Fund donations donations support AHS’s yearly operations, advancing the educational programs, exhibits, extensive public archives, collections preservation, and historical sites that inspire a life-long interest in the Aspen and Snowmass community.

We appreciate your support!

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Make a tax deductible
gift today.

Your tax-deductible gift supports:

  • Four historic sites: the Wheeler/Stallard and Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching museums, and Ashcroft & Independence ghost towns
  • History education programs provided free to kindergarten through high school students from Aspen to Grand Junction to Eagle
  • One of the largest public archives in the region including an online archives as a free resource
  • History tours, programs for all ages, and community events to explore and celebrate history

Ways to Give

Did you know you can also support Aspen Historical Society through stocks, donor advised funds or your IRA?

When you donate stocks and other securities directly to the Aspen Historical Society, your contribution has a significant impact without affecting your bank account balance. Additionally, you can avoid taxes on any gains from the appreciated assets you give. Achieve your charitable objectives, benefit from possible tax advantages, and support the preservation of Aspen’s rich history. It’s a win-win-win situation.

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 Funds

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.

Speak with your IRA custodian to initiate the transfer process today!

CARES Act Charitable Gift Tax Benefit

The CARES Act passed in 2020 allows all taxpayers to deduct up to $300 of their charitable giving whether you itemize deductions or take the standard deduction. This is $300 you will not have to pay taxes on, even if you do not itemize. We encourage you to talk to your tax advisor for more details. We are grateful for your support and hope you will consider AHS for this benefit!

Annual Fund Information

To learn more about supporting AHS with a donation to the Annual Fund, please contact Development Director Heather Macdonald.


Phone : 970.925.3721 x 105
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