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Want to Support the American Hosta Society?

First, you can join the society and second, you may support the society with a financial donation.

Donations to The American Hosta Society are used in many ways to further the goals of the society, including: 

  • Funding for scientific research
  • Support of our publications including The Hosta Journal
  • Public outreach
  • Promotion of the genus hosta
  • Support of the hosta registration process
  • And much more

To make a financial contribution to The American Hosta Society, simply download a copy of the donation form by clicking the button below. Then provide the information requested on the form, and return it along with your donation to the address listed.

Donation Form

In Memoriam Donations

Please note that any contribution may be given in honor of or in memory of a special person in your life. This is a way for you to not only help The American Hosta Society, but to also show your respect for or remembrance of someone who has been special in your life. Local societies are encouraged to remember or honor members in this manner. If you would like, The American Hosta Society will send a notification of your gift to the person of your choosing such as a spouse, family member or close friend. Just provide that information on the donation form. The notification will advise that a donation has been made to AHS in honor or memory of that special person.

Directed Donations

Donations may be made to the General Fund or may be directed by the donor to one of several funds approved by the Executive Committee for specific funding purposes. If no designation is specified by the donor, such donations will be applied to the General Fund. Special funds for specific funding purposes are as follows:

Alex J. Summers Endowment Fund Trust — The Alex J. Summers Endowment Fund Trust was established in memory of Alex J. Summers, founder of the American Hosta Society. Donations to this fund are set aside in perpetuity, with income from the funds to be used for future projects that enhance the mission of The American Hosta Society as well as the vision of Alex Summers. A donation to this fund will continue to provide income to AHS for many years to come.

General Research Fund — Donations to this fund are held for future research projects as may be identified by the Executive Committee.

International Registrar’s Fund – Donations to this fund are used for the support of the International Registrar’s operations. For more information, go to www.hostaregistrar.org.


Each year, donors from the previous year will be recognized in The Hosta Journal. The following recognition levels have been established:

  • Supporting Donor: Annual contributions of $25.00 – $99.00
  • Silver Donor: Annual contributions of $100.00 – $499.00
  • Gold Donor: Annual contributions of $500.00 – $999.00
  • President’s Honor Circle – Annual contributions of $1,000.00 or greater.

Thank you for supporting The American Hosta Society!