Your contribution to AG Bell will help ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society.  Your donation will provide financial assistance and scholarships to children and families; directly support outreach and advocacy programs; and provide information to the many health care providers, educators and professionals who serve them.   

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Memorials & Tributes

Making a contribution in a loved one’s memory and/or recognizing someone special in your life provides a meaningful opportunity to help an individual or family with deafness or hearing loss. AG Bell is always delighted to provide an appropriate acknowledgement for this type of gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that will increase the impact of your donation. If you have questions about your company's matching gift program, please contact your human resources office.

Enroll in the monthly giving program

By enrolling in the AG Bell’s online monthly giving program you will be making a profound difference in the lives of children and adults who are experiencing hearing loss that choose listening and spoken language to communicate. It provides long-term and committed support that allows AG Bell to plan and advocate more effectively and therefore will have a greater impact for the child or family. This gift also allows a child whose family may not have access to a social service organization or may not be able to afford hearing assisted devices or cochlear implant surgery, the ability to receive the necessary services.

As an online monthly donor, you can register to make a donation through your credit or debit card every month. Your initial donation will be charged on the day the pledge is set up, and future donations will automatically be charged to your credit/debit card on the same day of each month. For example, if you choose to make a monthly donation of $25 on January 14, your next donation will automatically be charged to your account on February 14 and on the 14 of each subsequent month thereafter.

Each month you will receive an email receipt for your donation for that period. To cancel your monthly donation at any time, please email Trenita Dickey or call her at (202) 204-4685.

Donate Stock

Donating shares of stock will provide a long lasting opportunity to help a child or family with hearing loss. Electronic delivery of stock shares is the most secure and expedient delivery process available and provides efficient internal control as well as cost savings. However, you may also transfer certificates directly. To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please use the following instructions.

Step 1: Initiate the transfer

Please request that your broker contact the following to initiate the stock transfer:
Mikail K. Qazi, CRPC®
Financial Advisor
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
Merrill Lynch & Co.
555 12th Street NW, Suite 750 North
Washington, DC  20004
Telephone: 202-434-4720
Fax: 202-609-9422 

Step 2: Notification of donor intent

Regardless of the method chosen to deliver a gift of stock, the donor or the transferring broker must provide the following information, for audit and acknowledgment purposes.

  1. Donor's name and complete address
  2. Name and number of securities transferred
  3. Date of the transfer
  4. Specific AG Bell program to which the gift should be directed (if any)

You may provide a letter or send an e-mail to communicate this information at the time of transfer to:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell)
Attn: Donations
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington , DC , 20007
Phone: (202) 337-5220
Fax: (202) 204-4683

AG Bell Legacy Society

AG Bell has the privilege and honor of having people bequest a gift to AG Bell in their will or other estate plans. Your gift may remain anonymous to the public but we also value the opportunity to thank and honor you for your thoughtful intentions. The Alexander Graham Bell Legacy Society is our way of recognizing you for your bequest or planned gift. Members of the Legacy Society enjoy:

  • Prominent recognition in the historic Volta Bureau in Washington, D.C.
  • An opportunity to be profiled in Volta Voices feature column, Building the Future, honoring Alexander Graham Bell Legacy Society members.

For more information about finding a plan that is right for you contact us at (202) 337-5220 or via email.