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AARP Foundation Opportunity Builders play an integral role in winning back opportunity for low-income Americans over age 50. Opportunity Builders are true “partners” in our work and are afforded even more exclusive recognition, access and benefits. Opportunity Builders recognition is extended to those individuals whose giving to AARP Foundation totals $1,000 or more annually. Donors are recognized in one of four levels, renewed each year through continued giving:

Supporter ($1,000 - $2,499)

  • Opportunity Builders lapel pin (when you first join) and certificate to identify you as a determined leader in the fight to end senior poverty in America.
  • Listing in the annual report (with your permission) as an Opportunity Builder.
  • Exclusive updates on the Foundation’s work to end senior poverty.
  • Access to Lasting Legacy materials and estate planning assistance.

Ally ($2,500 - $4,999)

All benefits of the previous level, plus:

  • Your name listed (with your permission) on the Donor Wall when you first become an Opportunity Builder at this level and once each year thereafter when you remain an Ally.
  • Your personal liaison on AARP Foundation staff.

Leader ($5,000 - $9,999)

All benefits of the above levels, plus:

  • Opportunity to meet one-on-one with key staff.
  • Invitations to exclusive AARP Foundation events with priority seating.

Champion ($10,000+)

All benefits of the above levels, plus:

  • Lifetime membership in AARP.
  • Opportunity to join Foundation leadership on a site visit to see first-hand the impact of your support.
  • Ability to discuss additional benefts customized to best match your philanthropic interests and goals.  

Please consider supporting at the Opportunity Builder level that is right for you. You are making a social investment that will forever transform the landscape for older Americans in our country.

Become an Opportunity Builder Today

Make an online donation or mail a check to:

AARP Foundation
PO Box 93207
Long Beach, CA  90809-3207

To learn more about AARP Foundation Opportunity Builders, please email us at or contact:

Erica Shockley
AARP Foundation
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
(202) 434-6236