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Opportunity Builders



AARP Foundation Opportunity Builders play an integral role in creating and advancing effective solutions that help vulnerable people age 50 and older secure the essentials. Opportunity Builders are true partners in our work and have the chance to see the impact of the programs they support. Moreover, they are afforded exclusive recognition, access to special events and the ability to network with Foundation staff, outside thought leaders and their peer Opportunity Builders. Opportunity Builders recognition is extended to those individuals whose cumulative giving to AARP Foundation totals $1,000 or more annually. 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-on-one with AARP Foundation’s president

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

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

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

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

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

*Please Note: 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 charitable 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

Contact Us

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

Michele Brantley
AARP Foundation
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
(202) 434-6216