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There are many opportunities to get involved! Our Youth and Daylily Ambassador programs are growing. Donating to the American Daylily Society Endowments and Scholarships is easy and done directly from this page. Through these efforts, our membership works hard to build the future and preserve the past. Learn more below on these exciting ways to get involved!

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Donations to the American Daylily Society are always appreciated. Donors may choose to support any of our worthy and active funds explained below.

All checks should be made payable to the American Daylily 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.

All donations are tax deductible. In December 1979, IRS issued a determination letter that recognized the American Daylily Society as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the code and we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under sections 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the code.

    Please note the 100 Giving $100 event is while supplies last and the free gift is for US addresses only.

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    Choose how your donation supports the American Daylily Society

    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 American Daylily Society 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 American Daylily Society 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 American Daylily Society 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 American Daylily Society 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 Daylily 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 American Daylily Society. 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 American Daylily Society General Fund provide funds for operating expenses and may be designated for a particular expense.

    100 Giving $100

    Join the 100 Giving $100 Club. The first 100 Donors will receive a limited edition pin, PLUS…The Open Form Daylily book as a FREE GIFT while supplies last!*

    Your donation helps fun judges’ education, scientific research, publications, awards, and more!

    100 exclusive cloisonné pins were commissioned this year, for the AHS Endowments Committee’s ‘100 Giving 100’ Club! The first 100 donors who donate a minimum of $100 will receive the collectable pin by mail plus The Open Form Daylily book and AHS’ sincere thanks.

    For more information, please email the AHS Endowments Chair at

    Important: Please note that a gift of $100 or more entitles the donor to just one pin. One pin per household, unless separate checks – both $100 or more – are donated.  Thank you!

    *U.S. Address Only

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