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Why donate?

You are passionate about woodturning and a gift to AAW, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), reflects your support of our mission, your dedication to woodturning, and your investment in the future of the art form.


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Ways to Donate


We welcome checks payable to "AAW General Fund" (or to the designated fund of your choice) mailed to our office as follows: American Association of Woodturners, 222 Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W., Saint Paul, MN 55102-7704.


Unrestricted Donation - General Operating Support

Your unrestricted gift will be used where needed most so that the AAW can continue to effectively develop and deliver woodturning education and service programs for our member community worldwide.



Restrict Your Donation

100% of your designated gift to the AAW will be used for the specific initiatives you choose:
Produces income that support woodturning education forever. Learn more.
Provides funds for the editing needed to complete a video project aimed at developing a shared understanding of the language of woodturning. Learn more.
Helps develop and expand woodturning education and service programs for members, and offset symposium costs to keep registration fees affordable.
AAW's Turners Without Borders initiative broadens links with the global woodturning world. Learn more.
AAW's Women in Turning committee to encourages and assists women globally in their pursuit of turning.Learn more.
Funding for woodturning education opportunities that expand and enrich the entire woodturning community.        




Donate appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds) and claim a charitable deduction. Learn more.
A donation bequest through your will is one of the simplest forms of planned gifts. Learn more.
Make a donation of personally owned, turned art to claim as a charitable deduction. Learn more.
Helps to offset symposium expenses and can be made in honor of someone you respect, or in memory of someone dear. Learn more.



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Thrivent Choice Dollars®

Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who’s eligible to direct Choice Dollars®? By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable grant funds. Learn more.




Tax Advice

The AAW does not provide tax advice and recommends that you consult with your own tax adviser to evaluate the specific tax benefits or consequences resulting from your gift to the AAW based on your personal financial situation.



We want to express our deep appreciation for the generosity of those who have given to the AAW during our fundraising campaigns, as well as those who contributed artwork to support the EOG and POP auctions. Donor list.




  • We invite you to contact us so that we can assist you or your adviser in the process of making a gift to the AAW. Call Phil McDonald, Executive Director, at 651-484-9094, 877-595-9094 toll free, or phil@woodturner.org.

The General Fund » Donate Online

The General Fund is a great place to contribute to our organization.

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AAW POP Video Learning Library » Donate Online

The POP Video Learning Library aims to help woodturners, buyers, collectors, curators, writers, gallery owners, and others, develop a shared understanding of the language of woodturning in order to communicate more effectively. Video interviews, featuring respected professionals in the field, will inspire and teach woodturners how to share their creative ideas with one another, and with others including buyers, curators, and gallery owners. David Ellsworth AAW Honorary Lifetime member

AAW POP Video Learning Library Additional Details »
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