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Becoming a philanthropic partner of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is one of the best ways to make a lasting mark on the profession. You can donate to the Greatest Needs Fund, which supports the area of greatest need or emerging opportunity, or you can designate your gift to a number of the College’s programs such as Scholarships, Trauma, Cancer, and Operation Giving Back.

The ACS Foundation also offers many options for giving: annual gifts, membership in the Fellows Leadership Society with a minimum annual gift of $1,000, and a wide range of planned giving options. The size of your gift, of course, is your choice. The most important factor is your willingness to help ensure the future of surgery.

Thank you for your philanthropic support of the American College of Surgeons!

Online Giving

The fastest, most convenient way to make a gift to the ACS is to use our secure online giving page or print and mail in the donation form. If you are a non-member, you will be prompted to create a user profile before you can donate. 

Credit Card

You can make your gift using VISA, MasterCard, or American Express via our online giving form or call the Foundation at 312-202-5338 to make your donation over the phone. 


To make a gift by check, please make your check payable to the ACS Foundation and mail to: 

The American College of Surgeons Foundation
633 N. Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611-3211

Cash Donation Wire Instructions

Direct to:
The Northern Trust Company
50 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60675
ABA # 071000152
Account # 30183925
Please Reference Donor Name

Please also inform the ACS Foundation of the amount and approximate date of the cash donation wire, so that the ACS Finance Office can monitor its arrival. The ACS Foundation will acknowledge your gift in writing after confirmation of receipt. 

Gift of Appreciated Stock

For your next donation to the College, have you considered giving appreciated stocks instead of a cash gift? Forgo some of the heavy capital gains tax and give stock this year. The value of the stock at the time of its transfer will be the value of the donation for tax deduction purposes. 

Appreciated Stocks Instructions

Contact your broker and provide required instruction authorizing transfer of stock to the American College of Surgeons.

Inform the ACS Foundation (by phone at 312-202-5338 or e-mail at of your intent to contribute stock, providing the following:

Your full name 
Name, address, and telephone number of your broker
Name of the stock(s) to be transferred
Number of shares
The anticipated date of transfer

Transfer Information for Brokers

American College of Surgeons
Northern Trust
Account: NT2058157
DTC: 226
Contact person: Sue Ingraffia
Phone: 312-557-2912
ACS tax ID: 30-0305504
ACS Foundation: 312-202-5376

Upon successful transfer of the donated stock, the College will officially acknowledge your contribution for tax purposes.

Estate and Life Income Gifts

If you would like to remember the ACS in your estate plan you can do so through various methods of gift planning. You may also use several other assets to make a contribution as well. Visit our interactive webpage to learn more about what is right for you or call the ACS Foundation at 312-202-5338.