Get Involved / Building a Legacy
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. Click here for information about applying for a grant.
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.