At the Society of Architectural Historians’ Annual Conference in April, I announced the formation of our Committee of 300, a group that will support and enhance something dear to us—the vitality and future of SAH. The size of this group has been carefully chosen. A donation of $300 each by 300 members of the Committee will raise sufficient funds to launch our capacity building initiative.
In recent years, SAH has emerged as a leader in the innovative use of digital technologies and will continue to pursue cutting-edge technologies to support our members and advance the field: exploring opportunities for scholars in a radically changing, challenging, professional environment; forging new, mutually beneficial collaborations with national and international organizations; and sharing our scholarship with diverse professional communities and public audiences.
To support these efforts, SAH must build its capacity to garner new sources of revenue, and to that purpose, plans to hire a full-time director of development—ensuring that in the next crucial years, SAH builds a strong base of support from private individuals, institutional donors, and earned revenue.
In 2015, SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary celebration at the Annual Conference in its home city of Chicago. With your support, we will celebrate the occasion with an organization equipped with critically needed additional staff and resources to lead SAH in the 21st century.
Abigail Van Slyck,