Make a Tribute Gift to AFS-USA

Here are a variety of ways you can make a gift to AFS-USA in honor or memory of a loved one. Through your contribution, you will help thousands of students, families, schools, and communities engage in meaningful cross-cultural exchanges each year. Find details below on how you can make your tribute gift and join the community of AFSers working toward a more just and peaceful world.

Types of Tribute Gifts

Honorary Donations
Honorary gifts accommodate those who may want to express in a most meaningful way their deepest feelings that may not be achieved through words or when material gifts or remembrances may not be appropriate. These gifts can honor special occasions — birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, birth, or marriage – or celebrate every day of life. Upon receipt of an honorarium contribution, we will send a note to the person or group of your choosing as well as an acknowledgement to you.

Memorial Donations
Memorial donations provide the opportunity to make a donation in memory of a loved one or friend. Upon receipt of a memorial gift, we will send a personalized note to the person or family indicated, notifying them of your thoughtful donation but not revealing the amount of the donation. Each gift is tax-deductible and the donor receives an acknowledgement for their donation.

If you would like to include AFS-USA as a recipient of memorial donations in an obituary, we suggest the following language:
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AFS-USA at 120 Wall Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10005 or online at

How to Make a Tribute Gift


When giving online, simply check the box to “Dedicate my donation in honor or memory of someone” (you’ll find it directly beneath the donation amount) then complete the necessary fields, including honoree’s name. You’ll have the option to send an automatic email to the honoree or their family, and/or have AFS-USA send a mailed notification.


Please call the Development team at (646) 751-2029, Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. You may also leave a message outside of business hours, and we will promptly return your call the next business day.


Make your check payable to “AFS-USA, Inc.” In the memo portion, write the name of the individual you are honoring. Enclose a note stating the occasion, name(s), and address(es) of the gift recipient. Send your gift and information to:
ATTN: Development
120 Wall Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Personal Fundraising

If you’d like to create a special tribute fundraising page, you can do that here LINK TO P2P. With a personal fundraising page, you’ll have the option to share your story or memories, add photos, and set a goal amount. When your donors visit this page, they too can share comments and memories with you. Learn more at LINK TO P2P.

Ways to make a donation