Donate to AHA
Why Donate to the AHA
As the largest historical professional organization, the AHA has served as the primary voice for the discipline and for historians of all fields, time periods, and occupations. Through our publications, annual meetings, projects, and other initiatives, the Association has supported the promotion of historical studies since 1884. Thanks to the generous support of our members and friends, the AHA has provided leadership for the discipline, protected academic freedom, developed professional standards, aided in the pursuit and publication of scholarship, and supplied various services to sustain and enhance the work of historians. To support and strengthen our ongoing work on behalf of the discipline, we need your continued financial contributions.
Funds Supported by Contributors
Whether through a one-time gift, pledge, bequest, or vehicle donation, your contribution to the AHA supports a wide range of initiatives and programs:
The AHA’s general endowment supports basic operations and provides a reserve for any new programs the Association might pursue to support research, teaching, and professional activities in the history discipline.
AHA Operating Fund
Contributions to the general operating fund will be used to support current projects on behalf of the discipline.
Occasionally the AHA seeks support to establish new programs or to bolster existing endowed funds. Currently the AHA is actively soliciting contributions to the Jerry Bentley Prize for world history, the Herbert Feis Award for contributions to public history, the Friedrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean history, the Dorothy Rosenberg Prize on the history of the Jewish diaspora, and the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora history.
Ways to Give
Gifts and Pledges
You can make a direct gift to the Association with your credit card by clicking the Donate Now button above, or by sending a check to the American Historical Association, 400 A St. SE, Washington, DC 20016, Attn: Development Office. Alternatively, pledging an extended gift will enable you to make larger contributions than you thought possible. To make a pledge donation, contact Dana Schaffer, Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 202-544-2422, ext. 114.
Help ensure the future of the American Historical Association through a deferred gift. Planned giving may include a bequest to the organization in your will, making the AHA a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, transferring real estate or stocks, or other deferred contributions. For more information on planned giving, contact Dana Schaffer, Associate Director, at email@example.com or by calling 202-544-2422, ext. 114.
The AHA has partnered with Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. (CARS) to accept donated vehicles. For every car donated, AHA will receive 70% of the net proceeds received from the gross sale of the vehicle at a dealer auction. To donate your vehicle to the AHA, please call 855-500-RIDE (7433) or visit our CARS donation page to complete an online donation form and schedule a pick up.
What Current Donors Say
"I give to the AHA because of what it has given me and so that it can continue to give to others, particularly younger scholars. Involvement with the AHA, especially the Tuning project, has revitalized my career and made me a better teacher, scholar, and citizen of my college and community."
- John Bezís-Selfa
"The AHA is doing critical work to keep the membersand the interested public informed about developments in the field of history. It is a privilege to support its many valuable projects."
- Elizabeth Vandepaer