The amfAR Legacy Circle is a select group of generous, far-sighted people who have included donations to amfAR in their planned giving financial instruments. Such gifts help ensure amfAR can continue funding the next generation of scientists who will take us across the finish line in developing a cure for HIV/AIDS that works for everyone, everywhere.

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way!

The easiest way to join the amfAR Legacy Circle is by including amfAR in your will.

Do you need to
make a will?

Making a will has never been easier – and never been more important. If you haven’t already made a will, amfAR has partnered with FreeWill  to make it easy for you to do so.

 Do you wish to amend your will?

You can easily work with your attorney to add amfAR as a beneficiary of your estate using the sample language provided below. Please contact us for more information.

Creating a will through FreeWill

Sample Will Language

When making or amending your will, a detailed designation using the following language is preferred:

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, EIN 13-3163817, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, having as its principal address 120 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY  10005-3908.

If you have already named amfAR in your estate plans, please let us know by filling out our online form or emailing us.

“Most people start with the idea they can’t do anything — ‘I’m just a little guy. I can’t have any effect.’ It’s not so. Everybody can do something.”

—Dr. Mathilde Krim
amfAR Founding Chairman

Members of the amfAR Legacy Circle will receive:

  • The latest on amfAR’s research and policy efforts
    Impact Reports
    Special research and policy updates
    Monthly e-newsletter
    Innovations digital magazine
  • Invitations to virtual and in-person events
    Meet the Scientists
    Boutique events
  • Special acknowledgments in
    amfAR’s annual report
    Select special events

Other Ways to Join the amfAR Legacy Circle

Learn about Our Legacy Donors

Hailing from all walks of life, meet some of the forward-looking people who decided to contribute generously to the fight against AIDS through planned giving.

Eliot Glazer

Eliot Glazer
Long-time amfAR donor Eliot Glazer continues to support HIV cure research and the foundation’s other vital programs with legacy gifts.

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Ric Weiland

Ric Weiland
The Microsoft pioneer combined activism and philanthropy to support causes close to his heart, including AIDS research.

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Jerry Dyer and Jerry Kaseman
Jerry Dyer and Jerry Kaseman, always committed to helping others, included amfAR in a trust they set up for charities they wanted to support after their passing.

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Richard Howey and Raleigh Fleming

Richard Howey and Raleigh Fleming
“Their memory lives on in their thoughtful and generous legacy, which is providing critical support for amfAR’s efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic through innovative research.”

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Paul Merrill
“I’ve been very successful in maintaining my health… And I’ve pledged my life to trying to help others live long enough to get a cure.”

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Alberto Diaz
Alberto Diaz was a police officer, an artist, a military veteran, and a steadfast supporter of AIDS research.

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William Stephens
Bill Stephens was a retired elementary school teacher and librarian who loved travel, the arts, bridge, reading, and supporting AIDS research.

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Trudi Frank
Trudi left behind a distinguished legacy and a generous bequest to amfAR that reflected her deep commitment to AIDS research.

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You should always consult with your financial advisor and/or tax professional before initiating a charitable gift arrangement. The information provided on this page should not be construed as tax or financial advice.