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Opportunity Builders

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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 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 at one of four levels, renewed each year through continued giving. 

Please consider supporting AARP Foundation at the Opportunity Builder level that is right for you. By joining this committed group of change makers, you are making a social investment that will forever transform the landscape for older Americans in our country.

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

  • Welcome packet that includes an Opportunity Builders lapel pin, certificate and special donor survey. 
  • Public recognition as a leader in the fight to end US-based senior poverty in To Serve, our quarterly newsletter, the annual report and at certain AARP Foundation events (with your permission).
  • Special updates on AARP Foundation’s work.
  • Access to Lasting Legacy materials and estate planning assistance.
  • Access to a dedicated toll-free number.

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

All of the Supporter level benefits, plus:

  • Your name inscribed on the Donor Wall at AARP Foundation headquarters (with your permission).
  • Your choice of an AARP Foundation-branded gift. 
  • Exclusive invitations to insiders’ briefings and other special events.
  • Access to an AARP Foundation liaison to address your informational requests.

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

All of the Ally level benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to meet with key staff and see AARP Foundation’s mission in action through a site visit.
  • VIP experience for special events.

Champion ($10,000+)

All of the Leader level benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to meet one-on-one with AARP Foundation’s president.
  • Lifetime membership in AARP.*
  • Ability to discuss additional benefits customized to best match your philanthropic interests and goals.

*The fair market value of an AARP lifetime membership is $200.00. If you choose to contribute at the $10,000 level and accept the lifetime membership, please note the tax-deductible value of your contribution would be $9,800.00.

Gifts made through charitble giving accounts (donor advised funds) are not eligible for the lifetime membership benefit.

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