Donations to the American Hemerocallis Society are always appreciated. The donor may select and donate to any of the following seven funds. Information on all seven funds can be found beneath the donation form.
All donations to AHS are tax deductible. In December 1979, IRS issued a determination letter that recognized AHS as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to AHS are deductible under section 170 of the code and AHS is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under sections 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the code.
NEWS UPDATE: JULY 1, 2014: Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, AHS has a wonderful opportunity to receive Matching Funds at a 2:1 ratio for all donations earmarked for the AHS General Funds between now and December 31, 2014. Any funds donated to the AHS General funds during this time will be matched at a rate of $2.00 for every $1.00 donated, up to $20,000!
William E. Monroe Endowment Fund Trust
The William E. Monroe Endowment Fund Trust was established in 1989 as a permanent fund in which all donations are accrued to the fund as a permanent endowment and only the investment income may be used by the Society to offset Expenses.
Joe W. House Scientific Studies Fund
Donations to the Joe W. House Scientific Studies Fund are used for AHS Board approved grants for graduate or undergraduate students or faculty/staff using daylilies (plant genus Hemerocallis) as experimental organisms in original research projects. For information to apply for a grant click here.
Mabel Matthews Endowment Scholarship Fund
This fund is made possible through the generosity of Mabel Matthews. Donations to the fund are welcome. Any AHS member is eligible for the scholarship. For information to apply for a scholarship click here.
Bertie Ferris Youth Fund
Donations to this fund are used for publication of a youth newsletter and $1,000 scholarships for AHS youth members based on an application and selection process. A youth member is defined as under the age of 18. For information to apply for a youth scholarship click here.
Christine Erin Stamile Youth Fund
This fund was established by Grace and Patrick Stamile in memory of their daughter. The fund provides a Life Membership to an AHS youth annually through an application and selection process. A youth member is defined as under the age of 18. For information on how to apply for this award click here.
AHS Archives Fund
This fund exists to help meet the costs of the acquisition and care of historical materials relevant to Hemerocallis, and to the American Hemerocallis Society and its people and events. Such materials may include books, newspaper and magazine articles, records of the business of the Society itself, theses and dissertations, photographic or digital documents or collections of enduring value, or other pertinent items associated with daylilies or the AHS. Significantly, the fund allows for the purchase of specialized software and equipment needed, but not covered in the annual budget of the Archives and History Committee.
AHS General Fund
Donations to the AHS General Fund provide funds for operating expenses and may be designated for a particular expense.
All checks should be made payable to the American Hemerocallis Society regardless of the purpose of the donation. Memorial donors are requested to provide the name and address of survivor(s) if you wish the survivor(s) to be notified of your gift.
To make donations or memorials, please use the form above or contact our endowment chair.
Kathleen Schloeder, Endowments Chair
2501 St. John Place
Alexandria, VA 22311
Kathleen can explain the current endowments funds and scholarships AHS sponsors or has set up and can accept your donations and memorials as well.