Types of Gifts

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  • Giving to the Annual Fund

    Since its founding in 1955, Albuquerque Academy has grown from a small school in a church hall to one of the nation’s preeminent independent day schools.  As an independent school, the Academy operates without financial support from local, state, or federal government, relying on tuition and endowment income, and a strong Annual Fund to maintain operations.  For questions on giving to the Annual Fund, please contact Emily Collis, 505-828-3192.
  • Giving to Endowment

    Major gifts can have a significant impact on identified funding priorities.  Some Academy alumni, parents and friends may choose to augment their annual gifts with a large investment in the school, perhaps to establish an endowed fund or help with a facilities project.  These restricted gifts represent a crucial source of support as well as a lasting legacy at Albuquerque Academy.  In recognition, many of these gifts may be named for the donor or someone the donor wishes to honor.  Gift levels vary, though the minimum amount to establish an endowed fund is $35,000.  Please contact Jeff Morgan, 505-828-3203 with questions about endowments and naming opportunities.
    A list of endowed funds and named awards can be found by clicking here.
  • Giving through Planned Gifts

    We invite you to become a member of The Laura Lee Moore Society joining parents, alumni, and friends who have remembered the School through a bequest intention or other estate planned gift. Planned gifts can provide significant tax benefits while allowing you to establish a lasting relationship with Albuquerque Academy. You can make a planned gift through:
    Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
    Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift.
    Gifts of Real Estate
    Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift.
    Gifts of Retirement Assets
    Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift.
    Gifts of Insurance
    If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
    If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please call Jeff Morgan, 505-828-3203.

Giving Societies

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  • Annual Giving Societies

    Membership is based on yearly support of Albuquerque Academy's Annual Fund. 
    Donors who invest $2,500 or more are invited to “surprise and delight” special occasions throughout the year.

    • Chargers
      $10,000 and above

    • Leaders

    • Academy Society

    • Founders

    • Friends
      Up to $999
  • Laura Lee Moore Society

    The Laura Lee Moore Society recognizes, honors, and seeks to perpetuate the tradition of planned giving at Albuquerque Academy. Those who participate in any planned giving program — bequests, life income arrangements, or other deferred gifts — become members of the Laura Lee Moore Society.

    For more information on gift planning, please call or e-mail Jeff Morgan (505-828-3203 or 800-711-5144).

    Laura Lee Moore distinguished herself in Albuquerque's philanthropic community for more than 25 years. Deeply committed to and involved in many nonprofit organizations, she is remembered for her integrity, persistence, passion, and great sense of humor. She served as president of the Albuquerque Academy Parents' Associaion, chair of the Board of Trustees, and director of development. She created the Heritage Society, the Academy's planned giving society, leaving a legacy of providing philanthropic opportunities for visionary donors to care for and fund future generations of Academy students. As a permanent memorial to Laura Lee, the Heritage Society was renamed the Laura Lee Moore Society.
  • Lifetime Circle Giving Society

    The Lifetime Circle Giving Society honors those whose cumulative giving totals $35,000 or more, playing an influential role in profoundly enriching the future of the school through their philanthropy. Never in the school’s history will gift giving have such a profound effect on day to day operations or on our commitment to students and families who will attend the school in the future. Every charitable dollar makes a profound difference. The importance of our mission and the support of our Academy from our friends, both near and far, sustain us and give us hope.


FACULTY | Some of the nation’s best teach at the Academy, drawn by the character of our students and the academic freedom. Eighty percent of faculty members hold master’s degrees or higher, and together they represent a fascinating range of life experiences. Your gift helps ensure that the Academy will continue to attract teachers who inspire academic excellence, leadership, and a desire for wisdom in our students.
Albuquerque Academy is a private, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving middle school and high school students in grades 6 through 12, located in Albuquerque, NM.


6400 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109-3899
ph: 505-828-3200