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Opportunity Builders

Become a true partner in AARP Foundation's work and get exclusive recognition, access and benefits in one of six levels, starting at $1,000.

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Opportunity Builders are generous leaders committed to our vision and mission, powering the work we do with their annual gifts of $1,000 or more. We give them exclusive recognition, access to special events, and the ability to network with Foundation staff, outside thought leaders, and their peer Opportunity Builders. Donors are recognized at one of six levels, renewed each year through continued giving. 

Levels and Benefits

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 adults in our country.

Visionary $25,000+

All of the benefits as listed in the below giving categories, plus:

  • Ability to designate funding to a specific program 
  • Special access to AARP Foundation program directors and the executive team
  • Opportunity to meet one to one with AARP Foundation’s president

Guardian $15,000 - $24,999+

All of the benefits listed in the below giving categories, plus:

  • Quarterly enewsletter
  • Up-to-date information on emergencies as they develop
  • Exclusive invitation to a virtual meeting with AARP Foundation leadership team
  • Guided tour of the AARP Foundation DC facilities

Champion $10,000+

All of the benefits as listed in the below giving categories, plus:

  • VIP experience for special events 
  • Ability to discuss additional benefits customized to best match your philanthropic interests and goals
  • A designated AARP Foundation philanthropic officer who acts as your primary relationship and point of contact to steward

Leader $5,000 - $9,999

All of the benefits listed in the below giving categories, plus:

  • Opportunity to meet with key staff and see AARP Foundation’s mission in action through a site visit
  • Exclusive invitations to special events
  • Access to interactive webinars and virtual discussions

Ally $2,500 - $4,999

All of the benefits as listed in the below giving category, plus:

  • Your name inscribed on the Donor Wall at AARP Foundation headquarters (with your permission)
  • Exclusive invitations to insiders’ briefings
  • Access to an AARP Foundation liaison to address your informational requests

Supporter $1,000 - $2,499

  • Welcome packet that includes an Opportunity Builders certificate and a special donor survey 
  • Public recognition as a leader in the fight to end senior poverty in America in our newsletter and the annual report
  • Special impact reports on AARP Foundation’s work
  • Access to Lasting Legacy materials and estate planning assistance
  • Access to a dedicated telephone number
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Contact Us

    To learn more about AARP Foundation Opportunity Builders, please email us at or contact Michele Brantley at (202) 434-6216.

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