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Preserving and Building a Legacy
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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Great Youth Resources
Kids and teens interested in gardening and daylilies are encouraged to get involved with all society activities.
As an added benefit, the American Daylily Society has an active Youth Group on the Members Only Portal. http://www.daylilynetwork.org
To participate, users must sign on to our secure portal. If you have any problem signing on, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Although the group is monitored, parents are ultimately responsible for their youngster’s internet activities. Only members of the American Daylily Society with a valid log in can see and participate in the youth portal page.
Daylily Ambassador Program
The Daylily Ambassador program recognizes those clubs, businesses, organizations, communities, individual or groups of individuals that successfully achieve outreach to the general public by extraordinary effort in promoting the daylily. Nominations are accepted throughout the year, and members are encouraged to nominate those people and places that make our daylily community great.