When was ACOS-PAC formed?

ACOS-PAC was formed in March 2019.

Who may contribute to ACOS-PAC?
By law, ACOS-PAC may only solicit contributions from ACOS members in the United States who pay dues or have voting privileges. These members include Active, Life, and Resident members. Foreign nationals cannot contribute to ACOS-PAC. However, non-citizens who have permanent resident status may contribute to ACOS-PAC. Contributions to ACOS-PAC are entirely voluntary.

How much may I contribute to ACOS-PAC?
ACOS-PAC may receive up to $5,000 per year from any one individual.

How do I contribute to ACOS-PAC?
ACOS members who are citizens of the United States and pay dues or have voting privileges may contribute to ACOS-PAC, as may ACOS Resident members. All contributions must be drawn on PERSONAL accounts and any corporate contributions to ACOS-PAC will be used for administrative expenses and other activities permissible under federal law. Contributions are not tax-deductible.

Federal law requires ACOS-PAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and the name of the employer of every individual whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.

Contributions can be made online here.

Click here to download contribution form

Checks made payable to ACOS-PAC can be mailed to:
ACOS-PAC
1680 Duke Street
Suite 500
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

What information does ACOS-PAC need from contributors?
Federal election law requires that ACOS-PAC obtain the name, address, occupation and name of employer of each contributor.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
No, donations to political action committees are not deductible for federal and state tax purposes.

What will my contribution be used for?
100% of personal contributions are used to support federal congressional candidates who support the legislative and political goals of osteopathic surgeons and their patients.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Questions regarding ACOS-PAC should be directed to Carter L. Alleman, J.D. at 571-551.2012 or via email at calleman@facos.org.

Note: Contributions to ACOS-PAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary, and all members of ACOS have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Federal law prohibits ACOS-PAC from accepting contributions from foreign nations. By law, if your contributions are made using a personal check or credit card, ACOS-PAC may only use your contribution to support candidates in federal elections. All corporate contributions to ACOS-PAC will be used for educational and administrative fees of ACOS-PAC and other activities permissible under federal law. Federal law requires ACOS-PAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and the name of the employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. ACOS-PAC is a program of the ACOS, which is exempt from federal income tax under section 501c (6) of the Internal Revenue Code.