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Why donate to AAW?

  • You are a champion of the woodturning community. 

  • You are dedicated to woodturning and AAW’s educational mission.  

  • You want others to discover a passion for the craft. 

  • You want to help shape the future of woodturning for generations to come.

Ways to donate


Donate by mail

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.


Donate online

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 supports woodturning education forever. Learn more.
Provides funds for 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.
Broadens links with the global woodturning world. Learn more.
Encourages and assists women globally in their pursuit of turning.Learn more.
Funding grants for woodturning education opportunities.        


Other donation options


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.

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