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About the ASHS Endowment Fund Print E-mail

The ASHS Endowment Fund was established in 1982 to support horticultural science and education. The Fund is intended to promote excellence in horticulture through student scholarships and other educational tools.

By donating to the Endowment Fund, you'll be helping ensure that the best and brightest students can become horticultural scientists.

Any individual, organization, or business interested in supporting horticultural science and education is invited to contribute. If you plan to make a contribution, check with your employer to see if matching funds are available.

Since ASHS is a 501(c)(3) organization, your contributions are U.S. tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

You can contribute to the Endowment Fund with a variety of giving options:

Century Club 
Spencer A. Beach Club* 
Liberty Hyde Bailey Club*
    $20,000 or more
    *Liberty Hyde Bailey was the first President of the Society (1903–07).
    *Spencer A. Beach was the first Secretary-Treasurer (1903–07) and third president (1911).
    • Memorial Gifts. You can make a one-time gift or set up an annual giving program to commemorate an individual. For substantial endowments a program can be named after an individual.
    • Designated Gifts. Substantial one-time donations can be applied to designated programs, projects, equipment, or structures. Individuals and corporations can use designated gifts as a tax benefit or for recognition.
    • Corporate Gifts. ASHS encourages corporations and organizations which are engaged in any aspect of horticulture to contribute to the Fund.
    • Corporate Matching. Many corporations have matching funds whereby charitable and educational donations by employees will be matched in full or in part by the corporation. Check with your employer for details.
    • Bequests/Planned Giving.You can make a deferred gift to ensure that the American Society for Horticultural Science can make a difference far into the 21st century. Find out more about Planned Giving opportunities, including Bequests and Insurance gifts.
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    Phone: 703.836.4606